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The head of Sudan’s new ruling junta vowed to capture ousted Prime Minister Sadek Mahdi, saying he believes the former leader is hiding somewhere in Khartoum, the capital. In an interview with the respected Cairo daily Al Ahram, Brig. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir said Mahdi and his cousin, Interior Minister Mubarak Fadil al Mahdi, eluded troops who moved into the capital Friday morning. Bashir, who led the coup, said he believes both men are still in Khartoum and “will be arrested . . . as soon as possible.” Referring to other members of the deposed government who escaped, Bashir said, “They will be captured and stoned by the masses when they get out of their caves.”


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