Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sudan fighting: Death toll rises to 180

More than 180 people have been killed and another 1,800 injured in three days of fighting between rival factions in Sudan, the United Nations special representative to the country has said.

“It’s a very fluid situation so it’s very difficult to say where the balance is shifting to,” Volker Perthes added of the violence between the army and paramilitary forces led by rival generals.

He has said the two sides in the country’s fighting between the army and a paramilitary force are “not giving the impression that they want mediation for a peace between them” immediately.

“The two sides who are fighting are not giving the impression that they want mediation for a peace between them right away,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sudan’s army chief has branded the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) a rebellious group and ordered it be dissolved, as the paramilitary group continued battling the army in the capital and across the country for a third day.

The army chief told CNN that Dagalo, the RSF commander, had “mutinied” against the Sudanese state, and if captured, would be tried in court of law.

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