Renewed Air Strikes Hit Khartoum

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459 people have been killed and 4,000 wounded in the fighting, according to health ministry figures. The Sudanese army pounded paramilitaries in the capital Khartoum with air strikes Thursday. An RSF statement accused the army of carrying out air strikes on its forces and spreading “false rumours”. The Sudan Doctors’ Union said 60 out of 86 hospitals in conflict zones had stopped operating.

KHARTOUM APRIL 27: At least 459 people have been killed and 4,000 wounded in the fighting, according to health ministry figures. The Sudanese army pounded paramilitaries in the capital Khartoum with air strikes Thursday while deadly fighting flared in Darfur, as a fragile US-brokered ceasefire entered its final hours.

An RSF statement accused the army of carrying out air strikes on its forces on Thursday and spreading “false rumours”. An army statement said its forces had taken control of most of the country’s regions but added “the situation is a bit complicated in some parts of the capital”.

The army late on Wednesday said its leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, had given initial approval to the IGAD plan to extend the truce for another 72 hours.

The Sudan Doctors’ Union said 60 out of 86 hospitals in conflict zones had stopped operating. And in a statement, the Sudan Doctors Union also said that:

– “As part of the efforts of the preliminary committee of the Sudan Doctors Union to reopen terminal hospitals, Basheer Hospital in southern Khartoum was prepared and provided with medical and pharmaceutical supplies to start work.”

– “We appeal to medical groups of all specialties and medical staff to head to Bashair Hospital to continue providing service.”

– “6 ambulances were attacked by the military forces, and others were not allowed to pass to transport patients and pick up supplies.”

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