Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

Clashes escalated in the Bahri area in the capital, Khartoum, and the city of El Fasher in Darfur, where the Sudanese army announced, on Monday, the control of a number of neighborhoods.

In a statement issued by it, the Sudanese army affirmed its commitment to the rules of engagement and maintaining the state’s infrastructure.

According to Sudanese army spokesman Brigadier General Nabil Abdullah, the forces are targeting legitimate military targets where there are camps and positions of the Rapid Support Forces.

On the other hand, local sources in El Fasher reported ongoing clashes, resulting in a number of casualties, the displacement of thousands of people, and the destruction of several properties in the city.

In a related context, Ibrahim Abdullah Khater, Director-General of the Ministry of Health in North Darfur, warned of hospitals being bombed in light of the recent developments in El Fasher.

Khater confirmed the continued provision of health services in some hospitals, despite previous attacks.

For his part, the governor of the Darfur region, Minni Arko Minawi, warned of the deteriorating security situation and the continuation of battles that are “managed by those who committed the crimes of ethnic cleansing and genocide in Darfur in 2003.” Minawi expressed his dissatisfaction with the silence of the international community regarding the current events.

Since the outbreak of war in April 2023 between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, clashes have resulted in heavy loss of life and the displacement of two million people in Sudan, according to reports by the “Armed Conflict” website.

The website explained that Sudan witnessed more than 6,000 battles, which led to the death of about 17,000 civilians, while the number of violent incidents reached more than 6,000, and 16,650 deaths were reported.

The Sudanese army announces the withdrawal of the Rapid Support Forces from eastern El Fasher

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