Sudan Airstrikes: Shelling Leads To Civilian Casualties

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Sudan’s army has reportedly suspended its participation in talks over a ceasefire. Fighting has been reported on Sunday both in Khartoum’s metropolitan area and in the western region of Darfur. Both sides have accused each other of war crimes and crimes against the humanity. The earlier truce was brokered and was being remotely monitored by Saudi Arabia and the United States, which said that it has been violated by both sides.

KHARTOUM SEPTEMBER 5: Sudan’s army has reportedly suspended its participation in talks over a ceasefire and humanitarian access – raising fears of renewed fighting that has displaced tens of thousands of people.

The talks with the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) had began in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah in early May and had produced a declaration of commitments to protect civilians and two short-term ceasefire deals that have been repeatedly violated.

A fresh exchange of artillery and rocket fire in Khartoum and neighboring Omdurman killed at least 35 people on Sunday. Fighting has been reported both in Khartoum’s metropolitan area and in the western region of Darfur.

The emergency services in the two war-ravaged regions of the North African country said dozens of civilians sustained injuries in the fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) on Sunday.

The RSF has accused the army of violating the laws of war, saying that its militias would “exercise the right to defend themselves. The earlier truce was brokered and was being remotely monitored by Saudi Arabia and the United States, which said that it has been violated by both sides.

This protracted fight has left the civilians in dire need of aid, food, essential supplies and help. According to UN figures, around 25 million people in Sudan are in need of aid and protection, with entire districts of Khartoum being without running water and receiving only a couple of hours of electricity per week.

Since the war in Sudan started, reports show that up to 87 offices have been vandalised, 53 relief stores pillaged, and over 40,000 tons of WFP food assistance stolen. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says at least 11 health workers have also lost their lives.

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