The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Secretary General, Yasir Arman disclosed that The regime’s Security apparatus strongly rebuked the police for their insistent pursuit of those behind an explosion in a secret terrorist bomb-making laboratory in the Arkaweit neighbourhood of Khartoum, which led to the public naming of those involved. He further said, that the incident, which took place on Sunday 12th February confirms Khartoum remains a base camp for international terrorism. He also outlines the SPLM-N’s position towards the US proposal for delivering humanitarian relief, and addresses the regime’s announcement of the conclusion of its National Dialogue.
In his response to the news website’s, Hurriyat, questions, Arman commented that what happened in Arkaweit, in the heart of Khartoum, is a huge event with consequences to follow. It is the good fortune of the Sudanese people that the terrorist hideout was exposed and their protective cover was blown. This incident, coming ten years after the explosions of Alsalamah area of Khartoum, where a similar explosion in a terrorist lab alerted the police to the existence of the secret cell. It was revealed that the multi-national cell is comprise Syrians, Egyptians, Somalis, and Libyans. The incident also confirms that Khartoum was, and is, a base for international terrorism. A major centre for the training of terrorists ideologically and operationally. From Africa International University through to Alsalamah and Arkaweit, the regime is confident it can continue to deceive International Intelligence Agencies, evidenced by the fact that a multinational group of terrorists could be training in a residential area in the centre of Khartoum. The incident also confirms that Khartoum continues its double-dealing in the market of terrorism, especially given that terrorism has become a profitable trade for the regime. It sells out old and inert terrorist networks to counter-terrorist agencies, in order to set up new and fresh ones. The world should realise, especially the US, there is umbilical cord that links this regime and the terror that issues from it. That is why the regime has information on terror networks to pass on. Otherwise, why would Sudan’s security apparatus be more informed that Western intelligence agencies on terror circles. This is the ‘smart partnership’ the regime has struck with terror networks. It provides with the cover to negotiate whilst at the same time making gains out of their actual involvement with terrorists. Resulting in a lucrative trade that ranges from drug-smuggling to re-uniting children of fallen terrorists with their families.
Other depictions of the nature of this regime are debunked by what took place in Arkaweit and Alsalamah. We know that the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has delivered a strong rebuke to the police. It accused them of interfering in a matter not part of its responsibility.
The incident also sends a disappointing message about the regime’s cooperation with international community in combatting terrorism. If we want to rid our Sudanese land of terrorism, we first have to sweep away this regime.