Thu. May 30th, 2024

Armed clashes erupted in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan, between the army and the Rapid Support Forces on Tuesday, killing 25 civilians and injuring nearly 100 others.

The pro-democracy organization Emergency Lawyers confirmed in a statement that the clashes took place in the western neighborhoods of El Fasher over the past two days, noting that these events come in the context of the war between the army and the Rapid Support Forces for some time.

A medical source at the southern El Fasher hospital told the  Agence France-Presse that “dozens of civilian casualties arrived at the hospital due to the clashes,” citing a shortage of supplies and medical staff.

Eyewitnesses told the Agence France-Presse that the clashes prompted hundreds of displaced people to flee the Abu Shouk camp to the nearby city of El Fasher, after the fighting reached the heart of the camp.

North Darfur has been witnessing clashes on two fronts for days, the first between the Rapid Support Forces and armed movements west of El Fasher and in the city of Melit, and the second between the Support Forces and the army in El Fasher itself.

Coinciding with these events, the region is suffering from a deteriorating humanitarian situation, with the increasing number of displaced people and the worsening of humanitarian suffering, which calls for urgent intervention to provide assistance and find political solutions to the ongoing conflicts in the region.

 

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