43 People Died In An Air Strike On A Market In Sudan

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Sudan Doctors Union announced that 43 people lost their lives in an airstrike targeting a market in the south of the capital Khartoum during the ongoing clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (HDK). “Violent and bloody clashes took place this morning in Mayo Neighborhood in the south of Khartoum, killing and injuring dozens of people,” the union said in a statement. In the statement, it was stated that 43 people lost their lives and at least 55 people were injured as a result of the airstrike on the Goro market in the neighborhood. The South of Khartoum Emergency Room called on all medical personnel and blood donors to urgently come to the Basair Hospital in the region where the injured are being treated.

Two Conflicting Parties Blame Each Other

In a statement made by the Sudanese army, “Today (referring to the HDK) insurgent militia media, as usual, put forward misleading and unfounded allegations that the Armed Forces carried out an attack targeting civilians in the Mayo District. “confirms” it was said. In the statement, which stated that the HDK was fighting using mercenaries brought from outside the border, the statement added, “As a professional army, the Armed Forces, fully adhering to international humanitarian law, directs their attacks to the points and bases of the rebels as legitimate military targets, away from our innocent citizens and civilians.”

The HDK said, “The army carried out an airstrike on the residents of the Mayo Neighborhood, south of Khartoum, on Sunday morning.” On 6 September, Sudan Sovereignty Council President and Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan decided to dissolve the HDK.

Clashes Between The Army And The HDK In Sudan

The Sudanese army wanted the HDK, which it once supported but saw as a threat because it acted as an independent and parallel army, to be fully integrated into the army within 2 years. The war of words and tension, which started with HDK’s announcement that it could accept this after a civilian government in a period spanning about 10 years, turned into an armed conflict between the parties in the capital Khartoum and various cities on the morning of April 15. More than 3 thousand people, mostly civilians, lost their lives and tens of thousands were injured in the violent clashes in Khartoum and its surroundings, especially in the western cities.

The United Nations reported that more than 4.3 million people were displaced due to the conflict in Sudan.

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