The ministry said in a statement: "The rebel militia continues its terrorist crimes aimed at eliminating the elements of the state in the country, and after its defeat on the battlefields, the rebel militia resorted during the past two days to sabotage and fires as part of its evil and systematic campaign to destroy the national capital, and committed a series of fires targeting a number of economic institutions and major and important commercial buildings in the country, which are among the pillars of the national economy."

"This heinous crime is in addition to the atrocities of the rebel militia that preceded it, such as ethnic cleansing and genocide in West and South Darfur, the crimes of rape, abduction and killing of civilians, forced recruitment of children, expulsion and occupation of the capital's residents, looting of banks, markets, factories, citizens' properties and cars, destruction of universities, museums and cultural institutions, conversion of hospitals and places of worship into military barracks and other atrocities," the ministry said in its statement.

The ministry appealed to "the international community, governments, international, regional, human rights and media organizations to condemn these barbaric crimes, and to classify the rebel militia as a terrorist group, as they confirm the ability of the Sudanese people and their armed forces to defeat the plan to destroy the Sudanese state, and restore its institutions better than they were, with the help of brothers and friends."

The two sides have traded accusations since clashes erupted in Sudan several months ago, blaming each other for the country's slide into chaos.

Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF) commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as "Hemedti", warned on Thursday of the possibility of dividing Sudan, hinting at the possibility of forming a new government in areas controlled by the RSF.

Dagalo added: "We should not allow the establishment of a war government in Port Sudan, the establishment of a war government in Port Sudan means moving towards scenarios that happened in other countries, with two parties controlling different areas in one country and we do not want this scenario."

"Burhan and the remnants control eastern Sudan, and it is within our reach if we want to, Burhan has no legitimacy and he wants to declare a government in part of Sudan."

"In the event that the remnants form a government, we will immediately begin broad consultations to form a real authority in the areas under our control, with the capital being the national capital Khartoum," he said.