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Junta members in Sudan offer to quit

BBC


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.