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CAIRO – The main Sudanese rebel factions that signed a peace agreement last year condemned the country’s recent military coup on Sunday and called for the detainees to be released.
The statement condemning the coup came from the Sudanese Revolutionary Front, which includes groups led by three members of the military-civil governing council dissolved during the takeover: Elhadi Idris and Altahir Hajar of Darfur and Malik Agar of the southern SPLM-N.
Some signatories to the peace agreement, including Darfur rebel group leaders Jibril Ibrahim and Minni Minawi, had aligned with the military in the weeks leading up to the coup. (Report by Khalid Abdelaziz Written by Nafisa Eltahir Editing by Aidan Lewis)