Conflict in Sudan: the number of deaths from the fighting increased to 512

Sudan army soldiers

At least 512 people have died and another 4,193 have been injured due to the fighting that takes place in Sudan for eleven days between the Army and the powerful paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (FAR), reported the Sudanese Ministry of Health.

“There are 4,193 wounded and 512 dead in the country, including 2,403 wounded and 163 dead in Khartoum state,” the department said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

The note, which did not specify whether the balance of victims includes civilians and combatants, pointed out that the four states most affected by the conflict are the one in the capital, Khartoum and those of Western Darfur, South Darfur and Central Darfur, all of them in western sudan.

He also pointed out that after a 72-hour truce mediated by the United States came into force early Monday morning, at least three people died and 23 were injured in Khartoum alone, where low-intensity clashes continue despite armistice.

For its part, the Sudanese Doctors Union warned in another statement that 72% of hospitals in the areas where the fighting is taking place “are out of service”, that is, 59 of the 82 medical centers in the capital and other states. .

Sudan, paramilitaries.

With everything, There are only 23 hospitals “in total or partial operation”while some of them only provide first aid services.

The union warned that the lack of medical personnel, supplies, medicines and surgical material, as well as drinking water and electricity, are threatening the closure of the rest of the hospitals in operation.

On the other hand, he denounced that since the clashes broke out on April 15, a total of 14 hospitals were bombed and another 19 were “forcibly evacuated,” while six ambulances “were attacked.”

The fighting broke out eleven days ago after weeks of tension over the Army reform process and the inclusion of the FAR in the regular forces, something that unleashed a power struggle between the leader of the Armed Forces, Abdelfatah al-Burhanand the commander of the paramilitaries, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

The conflict, which is also causing a wave of displacement, has interrupted the democratic transition process that was underway in Sudan to put an end to the 2021 coup, which was perpetrated jointly by Al Burhan and Dagalo to overthrow the installed civilian government. after the overthrow of former dictator Omar al Bashir in 2019.

(With information from EFE)

Keep reading:

The Ministry of Health of Sudan urged to protect the laboratory against the risk of a biochemical accident

A mega-rescue operation with military planes allowed more than a thousand diplomats to be taken out of Sudan in the middle of the fighting

Violence in Sudan: The United States expressed concern about the presence in the country of the Wagner group, Putin’s mercenaries