Sudan in Flames: Understanding the Terrifying Surge of Violence in 2023

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The sounds of air strikes, anti-aircraft, and artillery could be heard in Khartoum early on Saturday and dark smoke rose over parts of the city, as fighting in Sudan entered a third week.

Sudan, located in Northeast Africa, is a country with a rich history and diverse culture. Over the years, it has faced numerous challenges, including political instability, economic struggles, and social tensions. In recent times, Sudan has been grappling with a series of crises that have had a significant impact on its people and the overall stability of the region

Despite the proclamation of a 72-hour ceasefire extension on Friday, when air, tank, and artillery strikes shook Khartoum and the nearby cities of Bahri and Ombdurman, fighting between the army and a competing paramilitary organization persisted.

Fighting between the army and a rival paramilitary force continued despite the announcement of a 72-hour ceasefire extension on Friday when strikes by air, tanks, and artillery rocked Khartoum and the adjacent cities of Bahri and Ombdurman.

The fighting has also reawakened a two-decade-old conflict in the western Darfur region where scores have died this week.

The army has been using drones or jets to attack RSF forces in various parts of the capital. Urban warfare has left many citizens stranded with no access to food, gasoline, water, or electricity.

The United Nations estimates that 512 people have died and almost 4,200 have been injured.

According to the United Nations, more than 75,000 people were internally displaced within Sudan merely during the first week of the war. In the capital, only 16 percent of hospitals were running normally.

The latest ceasefire, brokered by foreign powers, is supposed to last until Sunday at midnight.

The RSF claimed that the army had violated it by attacking its bases at Mount Awliya and Omdurman. The army blamed the RSF for violations

Tens of thousands of refugees have fled over Sudan’s borders as a result of the violence, which also poses a threat to a volatile region of Africa between the Sahel and the Red Sea.

Over the past week, foreign governments have used airlifts among other methods to evacuate diplomats and citizens to safety. Britain announced that its evacuations would finish on Saturday due to a drop in demand for available seats aboard aircraft.

The US said several hundred Americans had departed Sudan by land, sea, or air.

A convoy of buses carrying 300 Americans left Khartoum late on Friday in the first US-organised evacuation effort for citizens, the New York Times reported.

Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the UN human rights office, reported that since Monday, at least 96 people had died in Darfur as a result of inter-communal violence sparked by the army-RSF war.

Source: DAWN 

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