The Egyptian army has confirmed the return of most of its soldiers held by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) as the paramilitary group battles the Sudanese army for a sixth day.
In a statement recently posted on Facebook, Egypt’s military spokesman said three Egyptian military transport aircraft landed at an air base in Sudan on Wednesday to evacuate the troops and they were “safe and in good health”.
He noted that the evacuation had taken place under “comprehensive security” and the three flights had landed at an Egyptian military base in Cairo.
The remaining soldiers, who were securely moved to Egypt’s embassy in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, would be evacuated “once the situation stabilises and the convenient security conditions allow their return to the country”, the spokesman added.
Egypt’s president had said earlier in the week that the Egyptian soldiers had been in Sudan as part of joint training exercises.