In implementation of the directives of Major General Khalifa Hafater, the head of the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement, Minni Arko Minawi, began to discuss increasing the number of his forces in Libya.
This move would be an effort to attract the Abdullah Jannah Group after the arrival of information to Minnawi, the group has more than 150 scattered vehicles in some Libyan cities.
It was not the first time that Minnawi sought to attract Darfurian groups. Last year he announced a tripartite alliance and a union under the name of the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement association, the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement- justice, the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement – Unity leadership, Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan people’s Liberation Movement -Abdullah Jannah but the alliance did not come to light.
Intelligence revealed that Major General Khalifa Hafter demanded a group of Minnawi through a committee that was formed to resolve the outstanding issues between the parties because of disagreement over the financial dues of the movement to withdraw the movement forces from south Sudan and its presence in Libyan cities.
The directives of Hafter came at a time when the movement of Minnawi weakened on a political and military level.
On the political and organizational levels, the movement has been subject to a number of splits, besides it has lost its allies abroad and South Sudan has become its last ally, along with the external pressures to push the movement towards tolerance and peace. Minawi suffers from a state of imbalance, especially since the presence of the movement’s president and some members of the executive office away from the field have had a negative impact on the movement that has been managed remotely.
It is known that the movement of Minnawi has not been stable since 2014 after the big defeats received by the order to move towards Libya and work as mercenaries to acquire weapons and money and try to revive the movement once again, with the withdrawal from Juba, the leadership of the movement is placed in a tight position.
It is between two options, “a bitter battle” between the sacrifice of the Popular Army, which is in dire need of Minnawi and other Darfurian movements after opening a number of fronts with the rebels and not responding to the demands of Khalifa Hafer. It would return movement circle differences with him again and not Aevah military and financial receivables and the movement forces had retreated during the dispute between the morale Hafter and Minawi.
Minnawi’s movement has poured its forces into the Libyan war in favor of Haftar in accordance with a prior agreement in exchange for funds and weapons to restore its forces and try to return to Darfur after all its military strongholds have lost the successive military defeats inflicted by the armed forces in Darfur. The situation in south Sudan is not as good as it has been in Juba for years.
The government recently called on the United Nations Security Council to pressure the rebel movements, especially the Minawi movement. In a statement to the UN Security Council during the last session, which was dedicated to the situation in Darfur, the government called for the government’s efforts in the five states. It also pointed to the intransigence of Minnawi’s movement, which is still present in the Libyan territory for mercenaries.
The reality confirms that Minawi preferred the Libyan destination to ensure that his forces continue to participate with Khalifa Haftar and rearrange their ranks and obtain military supplies and weapons in the hope of returning to Darfur once again, in addition to the contributions of some of the leadership in south Sudan and Cairo and a number of capitals whose countries seek to re-movement its first track to achieve an agenda against Sudan.