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Why is Sudan burning in the heat of violence? Country’s army takes its toll, so far 200 dead, 1,800 injured



Khartoum: Nearly 200 people have died and more than 1,800 have been injured in the ongoing conflict between army and paramilitary forces in Sudan for the third consecutive day. According to the New York Times report, this conflict has aggravated the situation in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and in other cities. Here, people are forced to live without electricity at home. Hospitals were damaged on Monday and food supplies were also cut off. According to the AP news agency, airstrikes and shelling have intensified in the capital Khartoum and its neighboring city Omdarman. The sound of continuous shelling was heard near the military headquarters.

Volker Perthes, special representative of the UN secretary-general, said more than 1,800 people have been injured so far in the conflict which began on Saturday. The Sudanese Doctors’ Union, a pro-democracy group monitoring victims of the conflict, said a day earlier that 97 people had been killed so far.

Meanwhile, diplomatic pressure is mounting on Sudan to end the violence. Senior diplomats, including the US Secretary of State, UN Secretary General, European Union foreign policy chief, Arab League chief and African Union Commission chief, called on both sides to end the fighting. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he urged Arab League, African Union and regional leaders to end the conflict.

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According to the BBC report, army and paramilitary forces are at loggerheads in the country. A military coup took place in Sudan in October 2021, after which the country was ruled by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who commanded the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF), and his deputy, Mohammed Hamdan Daglo. The board wants RSF to be part of the army now but they are not ready for it and have postponed it for 10 years but the army wants it done within 2 years, about that there has a conflict between the two and only last week the affair heated up.

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