Sudan: struggle for power kills 180 in 4 days

Syed Muhammad Qaseem:


According to United Nations report at least 180 people have been killed and nearly 2000 have been injured in Sudan as a result of war between Abdul Fateh Al-Burhan, the Army Chief of Sudan and his Deputy Mohamed Hamdan on struggle for power. The war broke out after tensions between the two leaders on Saturday last week.

The war started between the Sudan Army and largest para military Force, Rapid Support Force (RSF) over the disagreement on RSF’s integration into the Army. Each of the rival groups are continuously claiming that they have occupied and taken control of the key places such as airports. The is gaining more intensity as fighter Jets, tanks and artillery weapons are being used.

Both of the leaders accuse each other of starting the war and refusing to negotiate. It is the 4th consecutive day of infighting between the Army and RSF in Sudan that has left every sector of life paralyzed. People are faced with scarcity of water and shortage of food as no one can go outside their homes as a result of the war. Fighter Jets are being witnessed surrounding Khartoum the capital city of Sudan, that is the most affected by the dispute.

War can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe

The war has led to significant humanitarian concerns, with the reports of civilian casualties and violations of human rights. Many hospitals, schools, and residential buildings have been damaged. The medical staff in the Khartoum city claim that they are facing difficulties even in moving their ambulances.

The United Nations (UN) has called for an end to the war as Sudan is already facing humanitarian crisis. Most of its population is faced with food shortage and have no source of livelihood. The World Food Program (WFP) has halted its activities as the war broke out in the country.

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