At least 97 people have been killed in Sudan in fighting between the country’s army and paramilitaries. Rapid Support Forces (RSF) enters the third day, Alazeera is reporting.
Fighting continued on Monday, including fresh shelling, despite the two groups reaching a ceasefire agreement.
PREMIUM TIMES notify how fighting erupted in Khartoum on Saturday between the Sudanese army and the RSF, killing at least 56 people and wounding 595 others, including fighters.
The two groups have been vying for power as political factions negotiate to form a transitional government after a military coup in 2021. The tensions stem from disagreement over how the paramilitary force should be integrated into the armed forces and who should oversee that process.
He said that the army has taken over the national television and will communicate to the public through the channel.
In a statement on Monday, Sudan’s foreign ministry called the RSF a rebel entity fighting against the state, ordering its disbandment.
RSF’s Mohammed Daglo tweeted: “The international community must take action now and intervene against the crimes of Sudanese General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, a radical Islamist who is bombing civilians from the air. His army is waging a brutal campaign against innocent people. , bombing with MiGs.’
He said his group is fighting radical Islamists who hope to keep Sudan isolated and in darkness and far from democracy.
“We will continue to pursue Al-Burhan and bring him to justice,” he said, adding that the ongoing struggle is the price of democracy.
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He said his group did not attack anyone and their actions are just a response to the siege and attack (RSF) against them.
“We are fighting for the people of Sudan to ensure the democratic progress that they so long for,” added Mr. Daglo.
“We are taking all measures to ensure the safety and security of people. We will not allow harm to come, and we will do everything in our power to protect Sudan’s democracy and uphold the rule of law. We will win and achieve peace and stability,” he said.
Meanwhile, doctors in Khartoum are calling on the warring parties to stop attacking hospitals so that the facilities can remain in service, Al Jazeera reported.
“The bombing of al-Shaab hospital and al-Khartum hospital led to the suspension of their emergency department services,” Razan al-Douri, media secretary of the Sudan Medical Association, told Al Jazeera.
“Khartoum’s hospitals are close to the most important strategic areas of the conflict; that’s why they’re being bombed,” added Mr. al-Douri, and called on international organizations and the Sudanese Red Crescent to “stop bombing hospitals.”
“We, civilian doctors, cannot communicate with military parties whose leadership we do not know.”
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