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Sudan: More Than 20 Civilians Killed In Air Strikes On Khartoum


Attacks in Khartoum over the weekend claimed the lives of 25 people as bloodshed continued unabated after almost five months of hostilities.


A medical source reported that five civilians perished Sunday in the Sudanese capital after bombs "fell on their homes"—a day after at least 20 people were killed by an airstrike in the city's southern region.

Residents claimed artillery and rocket fire continued to pound the city on Sunday.


The area's resistance group said that "the death toll from the aerial bombardment" on Saturday "has risen to 20 civilian fatalities". They are one of several volunteer organizations that organized pro-democracy protests in the past and now aid families in danger.


Two children were among the victims, according to a previous statement from the committee, and further deaths were not reported because "their bodies could not be moved to the hospital because they were severely burned or torn to pieces in the bombing."


According to estimates from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, since fighting started between the regular army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on April 15, 5,000 people have reportedly died.


While RSF fighters rule the city streets, the Sudanese armed forces have frequent airstrikes and command the skies.

The international criminal court has launched a new inquiry after Western nations accused paramilitaries and affiliated militias of killing people in the western Darfur area based on ethnicity.


The army has also been charged with wrongdoing, including an attack on July 8 that killed roughly twenty-four people.

According to the United Nations, 6 million of Sudan's 48 million residents are "one step away from famine," more than half of the country's population needs humanitarian help and protection.

The UN claims that despite instability, looting, and administrative challenges, it has reached millions of people in need with help.


It claims that around 3.8 million people have been domestically displaced by the war, and an additional million have crossed borders into neighboring countries.


According to the International Organisation for Migration, there are close to 2.8 million individuals from Khartoum among the displaced. That is more than the roughly 5 million people who lived in the capital before the conflict.Rationing water and power, those left seek refuge from the oncoming flames.


In Khartoum, resistance committees have been among the few sources of aid, helping to recover survivors from the wreckage of destroyed houses, delivering medication through gunfire on the streets, and recording atrocities perpetrated by both sides.


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