September 11, 2023

Air Strike Kills 40 Civilians in Sudanese Capital Market

At least 40 people were kill and dozens more injured on Sunday 10 September 2023 in an air attack on a market south of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. This incident was reveale by local activists, when the war was approaching the end of its fifth month.

According to Reuters, this is the largest single incident causing civilian deaths in Sudan’s civil war that began on April 15, as fighting in residential areas intensified.
The war has erupted since April between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who heads the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.
At around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, military planes bombarded the Qouro market area,” said the local resistance committee, one of many groups that used to organize pro-democracy protests and now provides aid during the war.

The committee said it expected more deaths as victims continued to arrive at the nearby Bashair hospital.

The hospital has issued an “urgent appeal” for all medical professionals in the region to come and help treat the “increasing number of injured people arriving.”

Nearly 7,500 people have died in Sudan’s war, according to conservative estimates from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project.

The actual death thought to much high. As many of those injure and kille never reach hospitals or morgues.

Access to many area has completely cut off and the warring parties have not state their loss.

Almost five months have passed, neither side has been able to achieve a decisive advantage. Armed forces rule the skies in Khartoum, while RSF fighters continue to dominate the city’s streets.
Soldiers have been accuse of repeatedly carrying out indiscriminate shelling of residential areas where paramilitary groups are based, including by expelling families and taking over homes.

More than 2.8 million people have fled Sudan’s capital, whose pre-war population was around five million.

Those who cannot or refuse to leave Khartoum are still trap by airstrikes, artillery fire and street fighting, forced to ration precious water and electricity.

Apart from the capital, fighting has been largely concentrate in the western region of Darfur, where violence linked to the RSF and its allies has prompted the International Criminal Court

According to the UN, a total of more than five million people were force to flee their homes, one million of whom cross borders.

In the early months of the war, several ceasefires brokered by the United States and Saudi Arabia were systematically violate. Before the two mediators postponed talks in June.

Burhan’s recent actions, including trips to Egypt, South Sudan and Qatar, signal a potential return to diplomacy. Even though he and Daglo continued to make hostile statements to each other.

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