Khartoum suburbs attack as Sudan war enters sixth week | Conflict News

Witnesses reported sporadic gunshots and bombardment in southern Omdurman and northern Khartoum.

Artillery fire hit the outskirts of Sudan’s capital Khartoum. Finding It has plunged civilians into a humanitarian crisis, with more than one million people displaced in its sixth week.

On Saturday, airstrikes were also reported by eyewitnesses in southern Omdurman and northern Khartoum, two cities across the Nile from Khartoum that form Sudan’s “triple capital”. According to eyewitnesses, some of the attacks took place near the state broadcast station in Omdurman.

“Early this morning, we were hit by heavy artillery fire and the whole house shook,” said Sanaa Hassan, 33, from Al-Sarha district of Omdurman city. “It was terrifying, everyone was lying under the bed. What’s happening now is a nightmare.”

In Khartoum, the situation was relatively calm, although sporadic gunshots were heard.

The conflict, which began on April 15, kicked out About 1.1 million people flow into the country and neighboring countries. About 705 people have been killed and at least 5,287 injured, according to the World Health Organization.

Fighting between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) has led to a breakdown in law and order, with both sides blaming the other for looting. Stocks of food, cash and essentials are rapidly depleting.

Meetings hosted by the United States and Saudi Arabia Jeddah The results have been disappointing and the two countries have accused each other of violating multiple ceasefire agreements.

The RSF lurk in residential areas and are subject to near-continuous air attacks by regular forces.recent ground the battle flared up Return to Nyala and Zarenjay in Darfur.

In statements late Friday, the two sides accused each other of sparking fighting in Nyala, one of the country’s largest cities, which has been relatively quiet for weeks after a locally brokered ceasefire.

Sporadic firefights broke out Saturday morning near the city’s main market near the army headquarters. About 30 people have been killed in the last two days of fighting, activists said.

Then war broke out in Khartoum Fight over plans After decades of dictatorship by former leader Omar al-Bashir, the RSF has been integrated into the military and set up a future chain of command under an internationally backed agreement to transition Sudan to democracy. was to be controlled.

The United States Agency for International Development announced late Friday that more than $100 million, including much-needed food and medical aid, would go to Sudan and countries hosting Sudanese refugees from Sudan.

“It is difficult to convey the extent of the suffering in Sudan right now,” said Samantha Power, the head of the agency.

Qatar on Saturday condemned the destruction of its embassy in Khartoum by “irregular forces” and said the country’s diplomats and consular officials had already been evacuated. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for the prosecution of the perpetrators in a statement.

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