Sudanese Military Denies Air Force Involvement in Omdurman Shelling: Airstrikes Kill 22




Sudanese Military Denies Involvement in Omdurman Attacks

The Sudanese military has denied that its air force confronted targets in Omdurman yesterday, accusing the Rapid Support Forces of shelling residential areas with artillery and missiles, in coincidence with the flight of army planes to blame them.

The Sudanese military has denied that its air force confronted targets in Omdurman yesterday, accusing the Rapid Support Forces of shelling residential areas with artillery and missiles, in coincidence with the flight of army planes to blame them.

Yesterday Omdurman, in Khartoum, witnessed continuous airstrikes that killed about 22 people.

Calm Returns to Omdurman after Clashes

Meanwhile, the governor of Khartoum, Ahmed Othman Hamza, confirmed the return of calm in the city of Omdurman, after the clashes that took place yesterday in the city.

The cities of Khartoum and Bahri also saw a decline in the intensity of clashes after being subjected to intense artillery shelling in different parts of the capital, as well as specific operations of the army in the surrounding areas and the flight of the air forces.

The governor of Khartoum added that the security situation is improving in light of the advance of the army forces, and called on the population to return in safe zones to prevent theft and looting.

Today, Sunday, the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned the airstrike that allegedly killed at least 22 people yesterday in the city of Omdurman in Sudan, and Guterres described the news of the heavy fighting in the whole Darfur region as horrific and shocking.

Farhan Haq, Guterres’ deputy spokesman, said in the statement that the Secretary-General was also shocked by reports of widespread violence and casualties in Sudan’s Darfur region. He added, “He also expressed his concern about renewed fighting in North Kordofan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. There is complete disregard for humanitarian law and human rights.” in a dangerous and disturbing way”.

Conflict in Sudan: A Grim Reality

Since April 15, Sudan has witnessed battles between the army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, “Hemedti”.

The conflict has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,800 people and the displacement of more than 2.8 million people, of whom more than 600,000 have sought refuge in neighboring countries, according to data from the International Organization for Migration, mostly in Egypt in the north and in Chad in the west.

The two sides in conflict concluded more than a truce, often brokered by the United States and Saudi Arabia, soon broken. The African Union and IGAD for East African Development are also trying to broker a solution to the crisis in Sudan.


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