Sudan's Islamic Regime Cultivates Ties with Iran New Militia to Replace Army That Has Attempted Four Coups since 1989
Peterson, Scott, The Christian Science Monitor
THEIR uniforms give the militia away as young troops ready to fight a jihad, or "holy war." The khaki outfits are ill-fitted and made in Iran - faded leftovers from the muddy Iran-Iraq war that have been washed too often, years ago.
This squad of the Popular Defense Force (PDF), trained to march with a gun and recite the Koran, is part of Sudan's new Islamic forces. They are modeled after Iran's Revolutionary Guards, and reported by some Western observers to be trained by Iranians.
The Islamic militia is beginning to replace the mistrusted Army - whose disgruntled officers have aided four coup attempts so far against the military regime of Lt. Gen. Umar Hassan …
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Publication information: Article title: Sudan's Islamic Regime Cultivates Ties with Iran New Militia to Replace Army That Has Attempted Four Coups since 1989. Contributors: Peterson, Scott - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 31, 1992. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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