Deaths in renewed clashes in Sudan… Rapid Support Forces shoot down army aircraft

About 200 people were killed in renewed armed clashes between the conflicting parties in several areas of Sudan, while the Rapid Support Forces announced the shooting down of an army fighter plane on Monday.

The emergency room in Jebel Aulia in Khartoum revealed on Monday that more than 190 people were killed and over 600 others were injured in the clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces in the region, warning of a crisis due to shortages of medicines and consumer goods in the capital.

The emergency room reported that it documented an attack by the Rapid Support Forces on the army’s air defense base in the area, with the use of drones and artillery shelling. The Sudanese army also shelled areas north of the Jebel Aulia sector via aerial bombardment, causing a large number of residents to flee.

In Omdurman city, the intense mutual artillery shelling continued between the two parties, resulting in casualties and injuries among civilians. Eyewitnesses said that a number of shells fell inside and near the El Noor Hospital in Omdurman, resulting in the death of 3 people and injuries to others.

They also reported the large-scale displacement of residents of the Eighth Revolution neighborhood, where El Noor Hospital is located, following the terrifying artillery shelling on homes.

In El Obeid city in North Kordofan state, eyewitnesses said that armed confrontations between the army and the Rapid Support Forces renewed for the second consecutive day, leading to casualties and injuries among civilians.

Meanwhile, the Rapid Support Forces announced that their forces shot down an “Antonov” fighter aircraft belonging to the army in Nyala city, South Darfur state. The Rapid Support Forces stated in a statement on the “X” platform on Monday: “The heroes of the Rapid Support Forces shot down on Monday morning a military aircraft of the Barhan militia and the remnants of the terrorist former regime that had been bombarding civilians in Nyala city and dropping explosive barrels and banned bombs on them.”

Sudan has been engulfed in an armed power struggle since mid-April, between the army led by General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, and the Rapid Support Forces led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

The conflict has resulted in the death and injury of thousands, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands from their homes, while UN warnings of a humanitarian crisis persist due to the shutdown of most hospitals and shortages of food and relief supplies.

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