Clashes in Sudan, at least 56 dead

Among the victims there are both civilians and soldiers, about 600 injured. Guterres: “Cease hostilities”. Tajani: “Resume dialogue”

It continues to escalate into Sudan the balance of clashes between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). According to what the Central Committee of Sudanese doctors reports on Twitter, at least 56 people have been killed. About 600 have been injured. In the capital Khartoum there were 25 dead and 302 injured. Among the victims are both civilians and soldiers.

The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres meanwhile, he strongly condemned the outbreak of fighting, addressing “the call on the leaders of the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Armed Forces to immediately cease hostilities, restore calm and start a dialogue to resolve the current crisis”, said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman, in a statement. Guterres called on UN member states in the region to support efforts to restore order and return to transition in Sudan, he added.

Guterres, the spokesman said, spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat on how to de-escalate the situation. Guterres spoke with RSF commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. Guterres will continue his efforts, including speaking with Sudanese Armed Forces commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, as soon as possible, the spokesman said.

“On the eve of the G7 meeting in Japan where I asked for priority to be given to Africa, clashes in Sudan threaten civilians and question democracy. We call on Sudanese military leaders to stop hostilities to resume political dialogue”. This was written by the Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajanion Twitter.