April 11, 2019 / 8:13 PM / 6 months ago

Defence Minister Ibn Auf to head Sudan's military transition council - State TV

CAIRO, April 11 (Reuters) - Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf will head the new Military Transitional Council after the overthrow of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, and the military’s chief of staff, Lieutenant General Kamal Abdul Murof Al-mahi, will be his deputy, Sudanese state television said on Thursday.

The channel showed footage of the men being sworn in. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy; writing by Hesham Hajali; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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