Clashes between the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and other locations, have already resulted in the deaths of at least 100 civilians and the wounding of 942 people, both civilian and military, it has been reported.
The figures were announced by the non-governmental Central Committee Of Sudan Doctors.
Many of those wounded are in a critical condition, the Committe reports. Several of those killed died as a result of the ambulances and health workers’ being blocked by regular forces, it added.
The clashes between the two forces began in Khartoum of the morning of Saturday 15 April. Each side has accused the other of attacking its headquarters and other sites, and of making a play for power.
Because of the two sides’ increased disagreements, the signing of a planned military-civilian deal on 5 April was postponed. It was hoped that the deal would mark a new phase of the cycle that began with the ousting of the long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir in early 2019.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in Britain (AOHR UK) has called on the two belligerents to immediately agree to a ceasefire, and to initiate a national dialogue. AOHR UK has also called on the UN’s Security Council to call for a ceasefire, and thereby save civilian lives.