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Sudan: Twenty civilians killed by an airstrike in Khartoum

His army Sudan bombed paramilitaries in Khartoum, the day after an airstrike on a residential area killed 20 civilians, including two children, according to residents and militants.

“Toll of Airstrikes in Kalakla District Rises to 20 Civilian Deaths”the district’s “committee of resistance”, one of the pro-democracy organizations that have been organizing mutual aid between residents since the start of the war in April, said today.

Already yesterday, Saturday, the committee reported that “11 civilians dead including two children and a woman” were in the morgue of one of the last remaining hospitals in the capital, adding that “many charred and dismembered bodies from the bombing” could not be transported.

The war, which broke out on April 15 between the army, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces (RAF) paramilitaries, led by General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, has caused 5,000 deaths, according to an NGO count. Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (Acled), which is considered far below reality, and 4.8 million displaced and refugees, according to the UN.

In Khartoum, the fighting is concentrated in densely populated districts where for nearly five months millions of residents have lived through water and electricity cuts in sweltering heat, barricaded in their homes to protect themselves from crossfire.

Today, residents spoke to the French News Agency (AFP) about “army artillery and rocket fire at DTY positions” in the northern suburbs of the capital.

More than one in two Sudanese need humanitarian aid to survive, and six million of them are on the brink of starvation, humanitarian organizations warn.

Fighting and hunger threaten to “take over” Sudan and lead the region to a humanitarian disaster, says the UN, which has received only a quarter of its funding pledges and is facing bureaucratic problems in channeling aid.

Source: News Beast

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