According to the Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen, Sudanese army members have declared that President Omar Bashir has been removed from all positions amid reports of a coup in the African country following weeks of anti-government protests.
The media outlet cited sources as saying that the military personnel planned to announce the creation of a military council to govern the country during a transition period that might last for up to one year.
All of Bashir's assistants and deputies have also been allegedly sacked, with no official confirmation following so far. The TV channel also reported about an intensified military presence in Khartoum.
Since December, protests triggered by the rise in consumer goods prices have engulfed Sudan. Mass rallies have prompted President Omar Bashir, who has been in power for 30 years, to dissolve the cabinet and declare a year-long state of national emergency.