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    Air raid on the market in Khartoum – DW – September 10th, 2023

    According to rescue workers, at least 40 people were killed in an air strike on a market in the capital Khartoum in Sudan’s civil war. Numerous other people were injured, said a volunteer aid organization. According to a Facebook post from a rescue organization, a market in Mayo, south of the capital, was hit. More victims were still being taken to Bashaer Hospital, it said. The army and the RSF militia blamed each other for the attack.

    Militia moves positions to residential areas

    This is the largest number of civilian deaths in a single attack since the civil war between the army and the RSF militia began in mid-April. Footage distributed on the Internet by the volunteer group “Southern Khartoum Emergency Room” showed many injured women and men as well as bodies covered with sheets and some piled up. The district in the south of Khartoum is mostly home to day laborers who are too poor to be able to afford to flee the capital.

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    Refugees from Sudan in neighboring Chad – 900,000 people have already fled, according to the UN (archive image)Image: MOHANED BELAL/AFP

    The fighting in Sudan had recently intensified again. While the RSF has expanded its positions into residential areas in Khartoum and in the two neighboring towns of Bahri and Omdurman, the army is trying to push them back with heavy artillery and air strikes.

    Four million people displaced

    The power struggle between the army and the RSF militia broke out over an internationally supported plan for a transition to civilian government. According to the United Nations, the fighting has so far displaced over four million people, of whom more than 900,000 have fled to neighboring countries. Most of them fled to Chad from the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

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    nob/uh (dpa, rtr)

    Source: DW

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