July 16 (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least 60 people have died this week alone in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum and its surroundings as a result of shelling between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the context of the battle that both sides have been waging since last April 15.
Five of them have died this Sunday in a bombardment against the residential area of Umbada, in Omdurmán, which has hit numerous civilian homes, and has also left 17 injured, according to residents’ committees.
Another attack on Saturday in Omdurman left another five civilians dead and another 22 people injured in a hospital. The Sudanese Ministry of Health has attributed this Saturday to the RSF paramilitaries, according to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA). This attack came after at least 34 people, including several minors, died on Wednesday after a bombing attack on a popular market in the same city.
The fighting in the last week has focused on the southern and western neighborhoods of both cities and civilians are completely trapped, especially parents and children who have not managed to escape. In fact, of the 60 identified deceased, nine are from the same family, according to these sources to Sky News Arabia.
According to the so-called Al Ashra youth committees, the last 24 hours have been the bloodiest of the week, identifying a total of 27 deaths in bombardments that have also concentrated south of the capital as well as in the city of Bahri (or North Khartoum).
Finally, the Sudanese Doctors Committee has denounced in the last few hours new attacks against three hospitals in Khartoum and Omdurman, specifically the Medical Corps center, the Alia specialized hospital and the Blue Nile medical center, without any victim data.