Junta members in Sudan offer to quit

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Three of the most controversial figures on Sudan’s ruling transitional military council have offered their resignations, one of the key demands of the protest movement.

The three generals – Omar Zain al-Abideen, Jalal al-Deen al-Sheikh and Al-Tayeb Babakr Ali Fadeel – were seen as staunch Islamists and allies of deposed President Omar al-Bashir.

It follows talks between the military council and protest leaders, who are demanding a rapid handover to a civilian administration.

At a press conference, military spokesman Lt-Gen Shamseddine Kabbashi said the two sides had reached agreement on most of the demands, and that they decided to set up a joint committee to bridge their differences.