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Shams al-Din Khabbashi

Shams al-Din Khabbashi
شمس الدين كباشي
Member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council
Assumed office
20 August 2019
Prime MinisterAbdalla Hamdok (21 August 2019–25 October 2021)
Abdalla Hamdok (21 November 2021–2 January 2022)
Osman Hussein Acting (from 19 January 2022)
LeaderAbdel Fattah al-Burhan
Member of the Transitional Military Council
In office
11 April 2019 – 20 August 2019
LeaderAbdel Fattah al-Burhan
Personal details
Shams al-Din Kabbashi Ibrahim Shinto

(1961-01-01) 1 January 1961 (age 63)
Dalang, South Kordofan
Military service
Allegiance Sudanese Armed Forces
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars2023 War in Sudan

Lieutenant General Shams al-Din Khabbashi (Arabic: شمس الدين كباشي, romanizedShams al-Dīn Kabāshī; born 1 January 1961), is a Sudanese military figure and academic. He holds the distinction of being the fifth military member of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, a significant political body formed following the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

Early life and education

Shams al-Din Kabbashi Ibrahim Shinto was raised in the village of Anqarko, located south of Dalang, in South Kordofan. His father, Kabashi Ibrahim Shinto, served as a soldier in the Sudan Defence Force with the Haggana Brigade, from 1955 to 1973.[1]

Kabbashi education journey took him through various schools due to his father's military postings, including primary schools in Dalang, Babanusa, al-Mandal, al-Hammadi, Talodi, and middle school at Habila and Heiban schools in South Kordofan. He completed his high school education at Talwi Secondary School in Kadugli.[1]


Military career

Shams al-Din Kabbashi's military career began when he joined the Sudanese Military College in February 1981, eventually graduating in February 1983 with the rank of lieutenant. Over the years, he climbed the ranks, achieving the position of first lieutenant general in February 2020. Throughout his military career, he held various academic and leadership roles within the military, including teaching at the 5th Infantry Division, serving as an instructor at the Command and Staff College, and commanding divisions and departments.[2]

Political involvement

Kabbashi became politically involved after the resignation of Ahmed Awad bin Auf from the presidency of the Military Council following the revolution that ousted President Omar al-Bashir. He was appointed as the spokesman for the Transitional Military Council and later became a member of the Sudanese Sovereign Council on 20 August 2019. He also participated in government negotiations during peace talks between the Sudanese government and armed movements in Juba, South Sudan, in 2020.[3][4]

In November 2021, a new transitional sovereignty council was formed, with Shams al-Din Kabbashi continuing to serve as a member.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "من هو الفريق اول ركن شمس الدين كباشي عضو المجلس السيادي - سيرة ذاتية ؟ - اخبار السودان". 2020-05-26. Archived from the original on 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2023-09-29.
  2. ^ "من هو الفريق اول ركن شمس الدين كباشي عضو المجلس السيادي - سيرة ذاتية ؟". اخبار السودان (in Arabic). 2019-08-21. Retrieved 2023-09-29.
  3. ^ "10 ضباط يحكمون السودان.. تعرف على أعضاء المجلس العسكري الانتقالي". (in Arabic). Retrieved 2023-09-29.
  4. ^ Hendawi, Hamza (2019-08-23). "Who's who in Sudan's new ruling council". The National. Retrieved 2023-09-29.
  5. ^ "السودان.. مرسوم دستوري بتشكيل المجلس السيادي برئاسة البرهان". سكاي نيوز عربية (in Arabic). Retrieved 2023-09-29.
  6. ^ ""البرهان" يعلن تشكيل مجلس سيادة انتقالي جديد بالسودان". العين الإخبارية (in Arabic). 2021-11-11. Retrieved 2023-09-29.
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