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Sudan's TMC arrests Bashir's brothers over corruption charges

KHARTOUM, April 17 (KUNA) -- Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) announced Wednesday the apprehension of Abdullah and Abbas, the two brothers of ousted president Omar Al-Bashir, on corruption charges.
In a news conference, TMC Spokesman Shames Eddin Al-Kabashi said the security forces also nabbed several other former regime figures over the same charges.
Al-Kabashi also announced that the TMC had ordered the integration of paramilitary forces of Bashir's party into the national army and police forces.
Sudan's Military Council is running the country following the removal of long-time President Omar Al-Bashir on April 11 following fourth months of non-stop anti-regime protests.
The head of the Transitional Military Council, Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, promised immediately after taking over rule in the country to uproot figures of the former regime, adding that he would form a civilian government agreed upon by everyone during a transitional period of two years maximum.
Thousands of Sudanese continue to sit in front of the army headquarters in Khartoum to demand the transfer of power to civilians.(end).