1 May. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Sudanese Doctors Union has raised the civilian death toll to 436 and 2,175 since clashes began two weeks ago between the Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), according to a latest report on Monday.
The numbers are slightly lower than those reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), which puts more than 450 dead and more than 4,000 injured since the outbreak of a conflict, which has left several truces broken, between accusations from one side and the other.
Despite the agreement to renew the ceasefire, this Monday morning Khartoum has been the scene of new exchanges of shots, according to what residents and residents of the capital have revealed to the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera.
The hostilities broke out on April 15 in the context of an increase in tensions around the integration of the RSF –led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, alias ‘Hemedti’, who is also vice president of the Sovereign Transition Council– in the within the Armed Forces, a key part of an agreement signed in December to form a new civilian government and reactivate the transition.
The talks process began with international mediation after the head of the Army and president of the Sovereign Transition Council, Abdelfatá al Burhan, led a coup in October 2021 that overthrew the then prime minister of unity, Abdalá Hamdok, appointed to the charge as a result of contacts between civilians and the military after the April 2019 riot, which ended 30 years of Al Bashir’s regime.