Sudan : Military, RSF Fighting Leaves 56 Dead

Since Saturday, the two military structures under General Abdel Al- Burhan and Mohamed Hamdane Daglo have been fighting for the control of the capital

The peace process in Sudan has taken a different twist following the outbreak of fighting between the military under the leadership of General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Force (RSF) controlled by General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo. Reports say as of Sunday morning, the ongoing fighting in the capital Khartoum and other regions in the country had left 56 civilians dead and 600 injured, according to the Sudanese doctors union. The international community has been multiplying calls for a ceasefire with the Arab League calling for an urgent meeting at the request of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two influential players in the transitional process in Sudan. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for calm on both sides adding that he is “deeply concerned” about the reports of violence. Both the Military and RSF have accused each other of instigating the ongoing fighting, and air force jets have been seen attacking targets over Khartoum. The sudden conflict follows a long dispute over plans to integrate both forces as part of a fragile transition to democracy that now appears in further jeopardy. For weeks, the conflict had been brewing, preventing any political solution in a country that has been trying since 2019 to organize its first free elections after 30 years of Islamo-military dictatorship. The deserted streets of Khartoum were filled with the smell of gunpowder after explosions and gunfire rang out throughout the night. The military had warned in the evening on Facebook: “the air force will conduct operations to finish with the rebel militi...



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