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Sudan Civil War

Updated: May 9, 2023

Written by Hawraa Ktab

According to the World Health Organization, the deaths of the crisis happening in Sudan has reached to 500. A tense 72-hour ceasefire was expanded for another 3 days. The delicate ceasefire has calmed over seven days of extraordinary battling between two all around outfitted groups driven by rival authorities. The war in Sudan are between the Sudanese Armed Forces, led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group, led by Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

Recently, the leaders of the two armed forces were partners. They have worked together to bring down Sudan’s brutal dictator Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for three decades. After that accomplishment, a power sharing was set up. It was made of civilian and military groups. It was intended to lead Sudan for a few years and direct the transition to a government-run entirely by civilians. Negotiations to integrate the two forces ahead of the planned restoration of civilian rule fell through, which led to the current conflict between the army and the RSF. There was disagreement regarding how quickly the RSF would be integrated into the Sudanese military and which general would be subordinate to the other.

On April 8, the country saw a lot of fighting, with Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and Obdurman, a neighbor, becoming battlefields.

The U.S. military effectively evacuated 90 U.S. staff from Sudan, including the American diplomat, from the U.S. Government office in Khartoum, the White House said, adding that the U.S. would be "briefly suspending tasks" at its international safe haven. U.S. authorities let CBS News on Monday know that the public authority was thinking about various choices to get American nationals out of Sudan. The Associated Press reported that approximately 16,000 Americans were listed as being present in Sudan with the American embassy. The exact number of Americans living in Sudan is still unknown. In order to coordinate departures, the plans under consideration call for deploying a group of American troops to Port Sudan, which is located on the Red Sea coast of the nation. Under the calmer conditions of the ceasefires, nations from Europe and Africa have spent the week evacuating civilians and organizing airlifts out of the country. "Continue to coordinate with allies and partners who are conducting their own operations and to leverage those efforts to include Americans," said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday. Officials have confirmed that the violence has resulted in the deaths of at least two Americans.


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