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Sudan Teetering on the Brink of ‘Full-Scale Civil War’ as Devastating Air Raid Claims the Lives of 22 Innocent Victims

Conflict-torn Sudan is on the brink of a “full-scale civil war” that could destabilise the entire region, the United Nations warned Sunday, after an air strike on a residential area killed around two dozen civilians.

The United Nations has issued a warning, stating that Sudan is on the verge of a devastating civil war that could have ripple effects throughout the region. This comes after an air strike targeted a residential area, resulting in the deaths of approximately twenty civilians.

The Ministry of Health reported “22 dead and a large number of wounded among the civilians” from the strike on Khartoum’s sister city Omdurman, in the district of Dar al-Salam, which means “House of Peace” in Arabic.

According to the Ministry of Health, the strike took place in Omdurman, the sister city of Khartoum, in the district of Dar al-Salam, which ironically means “House of Peace” in Arabic. The ministry confirmed that twenty-two civilians lost their lives, and many others were injured in this tragic incident.

After nearly three months of war between Sudan’s rival generals, the air strike is the latest incident to provoke outrage.

This air strike comes amidst a three-month-long conflict between Sudan’s rival generals, adding fuel to an already troubled situation. The incident has sparked outrage among the people.

Around 3,000 people have been killed in the conflict, survivors have reported a wave of sexual violence and witnesses have spoken of ethnically targeted killings. There has been widespread looting, and the UN warned of possible crimes against humanity in the Darfur region.

The conflict in Sudan has claimed the lives of approximately three thousand people so far. Survivors have reported instances of sexual violence, and witnesses have shared accounts of targeted killings based on ethnicity. Additionally, widespread looting has been reported. The United Nations has raised concerns about potential crimes against humanity occurring in the Darfur region.

A video posted by the health ministry on Facebook showed apparently lifeless bodies after the airstrike, including several women. The narrator says that residents “counted 22 dead”.

A video was shared on Facebook by the health ministry, depicting lifeless bodies as a result of the airstrike. Among the victims shown in the video are several women. The narrator of the video confirms that the residents had counted twenty-two casualties.

The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), fighting the regular army, claimed that the strike killed 31.

The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), engaged in conflict with the regular army, have disputed the official death toll. They claim that the strike actually resulted in the deaths of thirty-one individuals.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the air strike in Omdurman, which he said “reportedly killed at least 22 people” and wounded dozens, his deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a statement.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has publicly condemned the air strike in Omdurman. In a statement issued by his deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq, Guterres expressed sorrow over the loss of life, stating that the strike reportedly killed twenty-two individuals and left several others injured.

Guterres “remains deeply concerned that the ongoing war between the armed forces has pushed Sudan to the brink of a full-scale civil war, potentially destabilising the entire region”, Haq said.

Secretary-General Guterres continues to express deep concern over the ongoing conflict between Sudan’s armed forces. He fears that this continual warfare could push the country into a devastating civil war, ultimately posing a risk to regional stability.

Nearly three million people have been uprooted by Sudan’s fighting, among them almost 700,000 who have fled to neighbouring countries according to the International Organization for Migration.

The conflict in Sudan has resulted in the displacement of nearly three million people. Shockingly, out of this number, almost 700,000 individuals have been forced to seek refuge in neighboring countries, as reported by the International Organization for Migration.

The UN and African blocs have warned of an “ethnic dimension” to the conflict in the western region of Darfur, where the United States, Norway, and Britain have blamed the RSF and allied militia for most of the widespread violations.

Both the United Nations and various African blocs have highlighted the presence of an “ethnic dimension” in the conflict, particularly in the western region of Darfur. The governments of the United States, Norway, and Britain have pointed fingers at the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and their allied militia, accusing them of being responsible for the majority of the widespread violations.

Haq expressed support for efforts by the African Union and East African bloc IGAD to end Sudan’s crisis.

Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson, has voiced support for the initiatives taken by the African Union and the East African bloc IGAD to bring an end to Sudan’s crisis. These regional efforts are seen as crucial in tackling and resolving the ongoing conflict.

On Monday leaders of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan — IGAD members handling the Sudan file — are to meet in Addis Ababa.

To address the situation in Sudan, the leaders of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan (all of whom are members of IGAD) are scheduled to convene a meeting in Addis Ababa on Monday. This gathering aims to discuss and devise strategies to effectively manage the Sudan file.

Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and RSF commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo have been invited but neither side has confirmed they will attend.

Both Sudan’s army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and RSF commander, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, have received invitations to attend the meeting. However, it remains uncertain if either side will participate.

Numerous ceasefires in the war have been announced and ignored.

Throughout the course of the war, multiple ceasefires have been declared but ultimately disregarded, adding to the complexity and difficulty of resolving the conflict.

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