Sudanese government forces retake all intelligence buildings in capital: Source

A photo taken on January 14, 2020, shows the headquarters of Sudan's Directorate of General Intelligence Service, in the Riyadh district of the capital Khartoum. (AFP)

Sudanese government forces managed late on Tuesday to retake all intelligence buildings in capital held by security agents in revolt, a military source said.

The security agents surrendered after negotiations with their leaders, the source said. They had opened fire to protest against their severance packages.

The former employees of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) had also shut two small oilfields in Darfur in protest about their severance packages, a government source told Reuters. They had an output of around 5,000 barrels a day.

Restructuring the once feared security apparatus blamed for suppressing dissent under Bashir was among the key demands of the uprising that forced his removal in April after 30 years in power.

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