Sudan’s army wants all former soldiers to present themselves at their nearest military base as Saudi Arabia and the US report better compliance with a truce.
Sudan army urges ex-soldiers to re-enlist amid conflict
Sudan’s army has called for reservists and retired soldiers to re-enlist, a move seemingly aimed at expanding its numbers amid a deadly conflict with a rival paramilitary and one that may fuel fighting despite a truce.
The army initially said all retired soldiers and able men should arm themselves for self-defence but later clarified this to call on former soldiers to present themselves at their nearest military base.
An army representative said enlistment would be voluntary.
Sudan’s existing armed forces law says, however, that retired soldiers remain as reservists, eligible for compulsory re-enlistment.