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Sudan’s Minister of Defense Lt Gen Jamaleldin Omar dies of heart attack

Sudan’s minister of defense, Lt Gen Jamaleldin Omar has died of a heart attack in South Sudan, an official announced on Wednesday morning.

Omar died in Juba town where he was taking part in peace negotiations between the government and armed movements.

He was a member of the Sovereign Council that took power under a 39-month power-sharing deal with a civilian government after the toppling of former president Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

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