The Sudanese military has removed President Omar al-Bashir from power and set up a transitional military council to rule the country for two years, Sudan’s Minister of Defense, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, said in a televised statement on Thursday.
Also, Prime Minister Mohamed Taher Ayala and the head of the ruling National Congress Party, Ahmed Haroun, are among dozens of officials arrested in Sudan, a top military official with direct knowledge of the situation.
Haroun, an aide to President Omar al-Bashir, has an ICC warrant for him.
Former defense minister Abdel Rehim Mohamed Hussein, former government minister and leading member of the National Congress Awad Al-Jaz and former vice presidents Berri Hassan Saleh and Ali Othman Taha, have also been arrested, the official said.
Military troops in the capital Khartoum storming the Islamic Movement headquarters, part of the ruling party, on Thursday.