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Opinion | The War the World Forgot
  + stars: | 2023-12-04 | by ( Alex De Waal | Abdul Mohammed | )   time to read: +2 min
There’s a genocide in the making in Darfur, Sudan — for the second time in 20 years. This time, the violence is happening on President Biden’s watch, and he and his administration have not done enough to stop it. In recent weeks, Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, a mercenary-commercial enterprise, has overrun four of the five main cities in Darfur, a region in western Sudan. After the Rapid Support Forces seized the town of Ardamata on Nov. 4, some 1,500 people were slaughtered, according to a Darfur human rights group. The paramilitaries are mobile and ferocious, and their adversaries in the regular army, the Sudan Armed Forces in Darfur are demoralized and outgunned.
Persons: Sudan —, Biden’s, Biden, El Fasher, Omar al, Bashir, Darfuri Organizations: Kenyan, Sudan’s, Rapid Support Forces, Sudan Armed Forces Locations: Darfur, Sudan, Ardamata, North Darfur, El
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council voted Friday to end its political mission of a few hundred people dedicated to ending the civil war in Sudan. Russia abstained from the unanimous vote to end UNITAMS, the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan. The conflict has wrecked the country and forced more than 6 million people out of their homes, either to safer areas inside Sudan or to neighboring countries. Political Cartoons View All 1277 ImagesUnited Nations officials say that the U.N. will keep trying to help Sudanese people with the continuing presence of various humanitarian agencies. “What is clear and what should be clear to everyone is that the United Nations is not leaving Sudan,” U.N. spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters on Thursday.
Persons: Robert Wood, ” U.N, Stéphane Dujarric, Cameron Hudson, ” Hudson Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, United Nations Security, United Nations, United, Rapid Support Forces, Sudanese, U.S ., Center for Strategic, International Studies Locations: Sudan, Russia, United States, Khartoum, United, U.S, Africa
Young women from the ethnic-African Masalit tribe say they were sexually assaulted at gunpoint by RSF paramilitary and Arab militia forces during attacks on the city of El Geneina in West Darfur. In early November, the RSF and Arab militia fighters waged another wave of ethnically targeted attacks in the city, Reuters recently reported. Source: Natural EarthThis report details the accounts of other Masalit women who say they were raped. Taken together with reports of rape cited by international organizations, their allegations point to the specific targeting of Masalit women for sexual assault by the RSF and allied Arab forces in El Geneina. All 11 women interviewed for this story said the men who attacked them wore either RSF military uniforms, or robes and turbans commonly worn by Arab militiamen.
Persons: , Organizations: RSF, Reuters, Rapid Support Forces Locations: Sudan, Young, El Geneina, West Darfur, Arab, Sudan’s West Darfur, Chadian, Adre
Survivors recounted executions and looting in Ardamata, which they said were carried out by RSF and allied Arab militias. The RSF developed from Arab militias known as the Janjaweed that helped Sudan's army crush a rebellion in Darfur in the 2000s. Atta said the UAE had funnelled unspecified supplies to the RSF through Uganda, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad. Sudan's army, Chad and the CAR did not immediately respond to requests for comment. While the UAE backed Sudan's aborted political transition after the 2019 overthrow of Omar al-Bashir, it has remained publicly quiet on the war.
Persons: El Tayeb, Yassir al, Atta, RSF, General Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Omar al, Bashir, Nafisa Eltahir, Khalid Abdelaziz, Maha El, Elias Biryabarema, Aidan Lewis, Alex Richardson Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, Sudanese, United, Rapid Support Forces, Army, UAE, General Intelligence Service, Reuters, Central African Republic, Wagner Group, CAR, Thomson Locations: West Darfur, Adre, Chad, Ardamata, Arab, El, Rights CAIRO, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Darfur, Omdurman, Sudan, Chadian, Amdjarass, Uganda, Chad's, Ndjamena, Russia, Khartoum, Maha El Dahan, Dubai, Kampala
Port Sudan CNN —I have reported on conflicts around the world for over two decades, but nothing prepares you to cover a war at home. To so many Sudanese, though, they are instantly recognisable as the words of the people’s poet: Mahjoub Sharif. I was warned to never, ever play with any of the tapes in the cassette deck, especially the tapes of Sharif’s songs. Yet, the moment the war broke out earlier this year, home was the only place I wanted to be. Forty years after I watched my parents sing and cry and laugh to the Sudanese songs smuggled out to them, I find myself searching through Spotify for Sudanese playlists.
Persons: Port Sudan CNN —, , , Mahjoub Sharif, , We’d, Zohra Bensemra, Reuters Sharif’s, they’d, Omar al, Bashir, it’s, Nima Elbagir, Jake Tapper_00030428, Alex Platt, I’ve, Sharif, Mohammed Mekki Ibrahim, Mohammed Wardi, Abdelgadir Salim – Organizations: Port Sudan CNN, Red Cross, Reuters, Rapid Support Forces, Wagner, UN, CNN Locations: London, Geneina, Sudan's Darfur, Ourang, Adre, Chad, Russia, Khartoum, Cairo, Jeddah, Sudan, Sudan’s, Darfur
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, Britain and Norway on Friday condemned rising violence and human rights abuses that some claim amount to ethnic cleansing in Sudan’s western Darfur region. They said they were particularly concerned by attacks on civilians by the RSF in west, central and south Darfur. Political Cartoons View All 1253 ImagesThe head of the Sudanese Doctor’s Union in West Darfur said the paramilitary rampaged through the town, killing non-Arabs inside their homes and torching shelters housing displaced people. The attack was the latest in a series of atrocities in Darfur that have marked the monthslong war between the Sudanese military and the RSF. The U.N. says the conflict has killed about 9,000 people, although doctors groups and local activists say the toll is far higher.
Persons: , , rampaged Organizations: WASHINGTON, Sudanese Armed Forces, Rapid Support Forces, SAF, United Nations, Sudanese Doctor’s Union, Refugees, Sudanese Locations: United States, Britain, Norway, Sudan’s, Darfur, Saudi, Sudan, West Darfur, Ardamata, Chad
The documentary, which will air this Sunday on “The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper,” exposes an RSF-led campaign to enslave men and women in El Geneina, the largest city controlled by the paramilitary group in Sudan’s Darfur region. Several former Darfuri abductees told CNN that fighters from the RSF and their Arab militia allies hurled racist abuse at them during their captivity. ‘They flogged us with whips’Another woman told CNN she and the female members of her family were raped in captivity for four days. Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/ReutersCNN also found evidence of the enslavement of males as part of the attack on El Geneina. They felt his biceps because they said they “wanted a strong one,” he told CNN.
Persons: Chad CNN — Mahdi, , ” Mahdi, “ I’d crouch, , Anderson Cooper, , Zohra Bensemra, El Geneina, Wagner —, Khalid, Alex Platt, , Mahdi, abductees, Raghm, ’ ”, , General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Wagner Organizations: Chad CNN, CNN, Rapid Support Forces, Red Cross, Reuters, Chadian, El, Industrial School, Strategic Initiative, Women, Unit, CNN Rights, Darfur —, Human Rights, Reuters CNN Locations: Chad, West Darfur, El, El Geneina, Darfur, Sudan's Darfur, Ourang, Adre, Russian, Sudan —, Sudan, Horn of Africa, Khartoum,
A man walks while smoke rises above buildings after aerial bombardment, during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum North, Sudan, May 1, 2023. But analysts and diplomats say it is unclear how the RSF could govern a breakaway territory. "(Governing) means you take on responsibilities for food, health, and security," said Suliman Baldo of the Sudan Transparency and Policy Tracker. From late October the RSF took over army headquarters in Nyala, Zalingei and El Geneina, three of five Darfur state capitals. They say the RSF is seeking legitimacy in the talks, after public anger over looting, rape and detentions blamed on its troops.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Yasir Arman, Abdelrahim Dagalo, Omar al, Bashir, El Geneina, Kholood Khair, Bashir loyalists, Jonas Horner, Nafisa Eltahir, Khalid Abdelaziz, Aidan Lewis, Gareth Jones Organizations: Rapid Support Forces, REUTERS, Sudan's Rapid Support Forces, Darfur, South, Reuters, Armoured Corps, Confluence Advisory, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Khartoum North, Sudan, Jeddah, CAIRO, Khartoum, South Sudan, Darfur, North Darfur, Port Sudan, Kordofan, Nyala, El Geneina, Jebel Awlia, Confluence, Saudi, West Darfur, Cairo, Dubai
EU condemns Darfur violence and warns of 'another genocide'
  + stars: | 2023-11-12 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
Nov 12 (Reuters) - The European Union (EU) condemned on Sunday an escalation of violence in Sudan's Darfur region, warning of the danger of "another genocide" after conflict there between 2003-2008 killed some 300,000 people and displaced more than 2 million. A war since April between Sudan's regular army and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary has destabilised the western region and reignited long-simmering feuds there. "These latest atrocities are seemingly part of a wider ethnic cleansing campaign conducted by the RSF with the aim to eradicate the non-Arab Masalit community from West Darfur, and comes on top of the first wave of large violence in June," Borrell said. "The international community cannot turn a blind eye on what is happening in Darfur and allow another genocide to happen in this region." The RSF said last week it had taken control of the army headquarters in West Darfur's capital of El Geneina.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Borrell, RSF, El, Rishabh, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: European Union, Sudan's, Rapid Support Forces, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Sudan's Darfur, Ardamta , West Darfur, West Darfur, Darfur, West Darfur's, El Geneina, Bengaluru
The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in the backs of Toyota pickups, brandishing Kalashnikovs and dressed in the telltale sand-colored uniforms of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces militia. Over three days they killed hundreds of men and teenage boys in a Darfur refugee camp, according to witnesses, local human-rights groups and international aid agencies. The Sudanese-Arab militia worked its way systematically through the tents, shacks and mud houses of the Ardamata camp, shooting male residents. The settlement in western Darfur was home to about 30,000 non-Arab Sudanese people who had fled earlier bouts of fighting in the country’s civil war, which started nearly seven months ago.
Organizations: Toyota, telltale, Support Forces Locations: Darfur, Sudanese, Arab
UN Warns Violence in Sudan 'Verging on Pure Evil'
  + stars: | 2023-11-10 | by ( Nov. | At P.M. | )   time to read: +1 min
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Violence against civilians in Sudan is "verging on pure evil," a senior United Nations official warned on Friday, as a humanitarian crisis in the country worsens and ethnic violence escalates in the western region of Darfur. "We continue to receive unrelenting and appalling reports of sexual- and gender-based violence and forced disappearance, arbitrary detentions and grave violations of human and children's rights," Clementine Nkweta-Salami, the top U.N. aid official in Sudan, told reporters. "What is happening is verging on pure evil. The protection of civilians continues to be of major concern," she said. "We have recently received disturbing reports about escalating violence and attacks against civilians, including what appears to be on an ethnic basis in Darfur," she said.
Persons: Clementine, El Geneina, Michelle Nichols, Sandra Maler Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, Reuters, United Nations, Rapid Support Forces Locations: Sudan, Darfur, Chad, Sudan's West Darfur, El
CNN —Members of African ethnic groups in Sudan’s Darfur region appear to have been rounded up by members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and other Arab militias, according to videos and images verified and geolocated by CNN. The RSF on Saturday announced it had taken over the main army base in El Geneina (the 15th division headquarters), close to where these videos were filmed. Ethnic related killings have intensified since fighting broke out mid-April between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the RSF, according to witnesses and aid groups operating in the region. MSF said at its hospital in Adré, a 27-year-old man told them he fled El Geneina with 16 other people, but their group was attacked on the road to Chad. It comes after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called for an “immediate cessation of attacks” in El Fasher in North Darfur.
Persons: , Toby Harward, El Geneina, Médecins, , Nabila Abdel Rahman, Stephanie Hoffmann, Dominique Hyde, ” Hyde, RSF “, RSF, State Anthony Blinken, El Fasher, ” Blinken, CNN’s Sarah Dean, David McKenzie, Allegra Goodwin Organizations: CNN, Rapid Support Forces, Saturday, Reuters, Twitter, Sudanese Armed Forces, SAF, United Nations, MSF, UN, UNHCR, US State Department, African Union, State Department, State, Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces Locations: Sudan’s Darfur, El Geneina, West Darfur, fatigues, Darfur, Chad, Ardamata, Ardamata , West Darfur, Sudan, El, Arab, Ardmata, Adré, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States, El Fasher, North Darfur, South Africa, London
On Tuesday, a Reuters reporter saw a trail of men crossing from Darfur into Chad at Adre, about 27 km (17 miles) west of El Geneina. More than 500,000 people have crossed into Chad, mostly from West Darfur, the IOM says. Chad border guards said the daily number of those fleeing from West Darfur had surged to 3,146 on Saturday. U.N. officials in Chad said thousands more were expected to cross but had been prevented from doing so by RSF forces demanding money. Toby Hayward, a senior U.N. official for Darfur, described reports and images emerging from Ardamata as "sickening".
Persons: El Tayeb, Chad Violence, RSF, El Geneina, El, Ardamata, Nabil Meccia, Meccia, Sharaf Eddin Adam, Adam, U.N, Mashaar Omar Ahmed, Sarah Adam Idris, Abdel Karim Rahman Yacoub, Toby Hayward, Maggie Michael, Nafisa, Aidan Lewis, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: REUTERS, Rapid Support Forces, Reuters, Saturday, International Organization for Migration, IOM, Thomson Locations: Chad, El, Sudan's West Darfur, Darfur, El Geneina, Adre, Ardamata, Ardamata's Kobri, Sudan, West Darfur, Ardamata's District
A video showing an explosion next to fuel tanks in Sudan has been falsely captioned as showing Israeli forces targeting children and civilians as they gathered to fetch water in Gaza. The aerial footage shows a bomb detonating amid people clustered next to a large white tank. Reuters could not verify if the tanks belonged to Rapid Support Forces, Sudan’s main paramilitary group, which has been engaged in conflict with the Sudanese army since mid-April. The video shows the bombing of a fuel tank in Sudan, not Israeli forces targeting Gazan children gathered near a water tank. This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team.
Persons: Read Organizations: Al, Support Forces, Sudan News, Army, Rapid Support Forces, Jet Fuel, Khartoum International, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Sudan, Gaza, Al Jazeera, Khartoum,
Sudan's Paramilitary RSF Advances, Seeks to Cement Control
  + stars: | 2023-10-18 | by ( Oct. | At A.M. | )   time to read: +2 min
Fighting between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) erupted on April 15 over tensions linked to a planned transition to civilian rule. It has devastated the capital Khartoum and sparked ethnically driven attacks in Darfur. The RSF quickly controlled the capital and residents have accused it of looting and occupying homes. The army, which has maintained control of its bases, has launched major airstrikes and artillery fire. Within Khartoum, the RSF has launched attacks on several army bases, including the main army headquarters and the armoured corps base.
Persons: El Obeid, Khalid Abdelaziz, Nafisa, Josie Kao Organizations: Sudanese, Rapid Support Forces, MSF Locations: CAIRO, Khartoum, Darfur, Gezira, Madani, Omdurman, Jebel
Egypt delivered drones to Sudan's military - WSJ
  + stars: | 2023-10-14 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
Oct 14 (Reuters) - Egypt has delivered drones to the Sudanese military, a potential escalation of a conflict that is drawing in more regional players, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing security officials. The Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones were delivered to Sudan's military last month, the Journal reported. Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been locked in a power struggle that erupted into conflict on April 15, killing hundreds of people. Spokesmen for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the Sudanese military didn't return requests for comment to the Journal. Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sharon SingletonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Maria Ponnezhath, Sharon Singleton Organizations: Wall Street, Rapid Support Forces, Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Sudanese, Journal, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Egypt, Bengaluru
GENEVA (AP) — Four Western countries floated a proposal Wednesday for the United Nations’ top human rights body to appoint a team of experts to monitor and report on abuses and rights violations in war-wracked Sudan. Britain, Germany, Norway and the United States are leading the call for the Human Rights Council to name a three-person fact-finding mission to look into possible crimes against refugees, women and children, and others in Sudan. The U.N. estimates that 5,000 people have been killed and more than 12,000 others wounded since the conflict began. Political Cartoons View All 1196 Images“Reports indicate the most appalling violations and abuses by all parties to this wholly unnecessary conflict,” Britain's ambassador in Geneva, Simon Manley, told The Associated Press. The fact-finding mission would aim in part to identify those responsible for rights violations and abuses, in the hope that one day perpetrators might be held to account.
Persons: Abdel Fattah Burhan, Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, , Simon Manley Organizations: GENEVA, United Nations, Human Rights, Rapid Support Forces, Associated Press Locations: Sudan, Britain, Germany, Norway, United States, Geneva
The message behind Putin’s Wagner meeting
  + stars: | 2023-09-30 | by ( Nathan Hodge | )   time to read: +5 min
In a televised meeting Friday, Putin met with Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and former Wagner commander Andrey Troshev, according to a partial transcript published by the Kremlin. But unpack the language, and Putin’s Friday meeting appeared to put a reassuring gloss on the Russian government’s attempt to bring the mercenary group to heel. “I would like to talk to you about issues of a social nature,” Putin told Troshev, without naming Wagner. Wagner has supported the Libyan National Army for several years, reportedly backing Haftar’s 2019-2020 military campaign against the Tripoli-based government. If Friday’s meeting is any guide, Yevkurov appears to be a point man for future Wagner activity while Troshev takes on a different brief: overseeing Wagner 2.0 for the war in Ukraine.
Persons: Vladimir Putin’s, , Wagner, group’s, Putin, Yunus, Bek Yevkurov, Andrey Troshev, Troshev –, , Yevgeny Prigozhin’s, Prigozhin, , ” Putin, Troshev, , Fatherland ’, ” –, Dmitry Peskov –, Yevkurov, Khalifa Haftar Organizations: CNN, Kremlin, Fatherland, Prigozhin’s, , RIA Novosti, Wagner, Central African, Libyan National Army, Rapid Support Forces Locations: Moscow, Russian, Russia’s Tver, Ukraine, Belarus, Africa, Mali, Central African Republic, Libya, Libyan, Benghazi, Tripoli
Sudan medics warn that cholera and dengue fever are spreading
  + stars: | 2023-09-27 | by ( )   time to read: +3 min
Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, visited the hospital, in Adre, Chad, on the border with Sudan, September 6, 2023. The federal health ministry said in a statement late on Tuesday that 18 people had died and 265 infected with cholera in al-Qadarif state. A doctors' syndicate in Sudan said 3,398 cases of dengue fever were recorded across al-Qadarif, Red Sea, North Kordofan and Khartoum states between mid-April and mid-September. Last week the United Nations said more than 1,200 children had died of suspected measles and malnutrition in refugee camps in Sudan's White Nile state, and that cholera, dengue fever and malaria posed a risk across the country. Dengue fever is endemic in Sudan.
Persons: Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Michelle Nichols, Khalid Abdelaziz, Aidan Lewis, Anil D'Silva Organizations: MSF, United Nations, REUTERS, Health, Rapid Support Forces, Thomson Locations: Adre, Chad, Sudan, al, Red Sea, North Kordofan, Khartoum, Ethiopia, Sudan's White Nile
[1/5] General Kidi, a member of the Nuba Mountain Sound band, trains children to dance, in Port Sudan, in Sudan, September 26, 2023. One day they hope to tour the whole country to spread their message, said General Kidi, 29. "We want to deliver the voice of the people of the Nuba Mountains to the rest of the people in Sudan, through music," he said. "We show the world that this is Sudan, Sudan is not just war, Sudan has diverse traditions and music. Reporting by El Tayeb Siddig; Writing by Mai Shams El-Din; Editing by Aidan Lewis and Alison WilliamsOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Kidi, El Tayeb, General Kidi, Ganja Farmer, Omar al, Bashir, Mai Shams El, Aidan Lewis, Alison Williams Organizations: REUTERS, Rapid Support Forces, Ganja Farmer, Thomson Locations: Port Sudan, Sudan, El, PORT SUDAN, Red Sea, Ganja, South Kordofan, Khartoum
War between the army and the RSF broke out in mid-April over plans for a political transition and the integration of the RSF into the army, four years after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a popular uprising. Burhan has made a series of foreign visits in recent weeks after remaining in Sudan for the first months of the war. The RSF has denied it is behind the violence in Darfur, and will hold its men accountable for abuses. Burhan said that army deployment in El Geneina, which suffered the worst mass killings in Darfur, has been limited, hindering their ability to respond. Burhan said he told the governor to seek protection at a military camp, but the governor had rejected that.
Persons: Daphne Psaledakis, Khalid Abdelaziz NEW, Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Omar al, Bashir, RSF, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Khalid Abdelaziz, Aidan Lewis, Grant McCool Organizations: Khalid Abdelaziz NEW YORK, Reuters, Rapid Support Forces, United Nations General Assembly, General Assembly Locations: CAIRO, New York, Saudi Arabia, United States, Jeddah, Sudan, Darfur, El Geneina, West Darfur, Cairoa
War between the army and the RSF broke out in mid-April over plans for a political transition and the integration of the RSF into the army, four years after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a popular uprising. Burhan has made a series of foreign visits in recent weeks after remaining in Sudan for the first months of the war. The purpose was to seek solutions, not military support, though he had asked other states to block external backing that he asserts the RSF is receiving, he said. The RSF has denied it is behind the violence in Darfur, and will hold its men accountable for abuses. Burhan said he told the governor to seek protection at a military camp, but the governor had rejected that.
Persons: Abdel, Fattah Al, Burhan Abdelrahman Al, Burhan, Eduardo Munoz, Abdel Fattah al, Omar al, Bashir, RSF, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Daphne Psaledakis, Khalid Abdelaziz, Aidan Lewis, Grant McCool Organizations: Transitional Sovereign, General Assembly, REUTERS, NEW YORK, Reuters, Rapid Support Forces, United Nations General Assembly, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, West Darfur, CAIRO, New York, Saudi Arabia, United States, Jeddah, Sudan, Darfur, El Geneina, Cairoa
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are fully prepared for a ceasefire and to engage in comprehensive political talks for an end to its civil conflict with the army, RSF leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo said in a rare video appearance on Thursday. Dagalo, known as Hemedti, made the comments in a recorded video message addressed to the U.N. General Assembly and released by the RSF shortly before army leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was due to give a speech to the assembly in New York. Most of Hemedti's recent communications have been audio messages, and his whereabouts have been a source of speculation since war between the army and the RSF erupted in mid-April. In the video released on Thursday he appeared in military uniform, seated behind a desk with a Sudanese national flag behind him as he read out his speech. (Reporting by Khalid Abdeaziz, Yomna Ehab and Enas Alashray; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Leslie Adler)
Persons: Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Dagalo, Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Khalid Abdeaziz, Yomna, Aidan Lewis, Leslie Adler Organizations: Support Forces, General Assembly, Sudanese Locations: CAIRO, New York, Sudan
Covert strikes by Ukraine in Sudan would mark a dramatic and provocative expansion of Kyiv’s theater of war against Moscow. Aside from a string of Ukrainian drone attacks that hit deep inside Russian territory, Ukraine’s ongoing counter-offensive has been focused on the country’s occupied east and south. A high-level Sudanese military source said he had “no knowledge of a Ukrainian operation in Sudan” and did not believe it was true. What appears to be a DJI MAVIC 3 drone can be seen in the videos filming the drone strikes. Six drone strikes targeted pickup trucks driving on Shambat bridge.
Persons: Wagner, Sudan ”, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo –, Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Wim Zwijnenburg, ” Zwijnenburg, Zwijnenburg, Hemedti, Gen, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Wagner’s, General Khalifa, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Dmitry Utkin, Prigozhin’s, Prigozhin, Yunus, Bek Yevkurov, Andrey Averyanov, Dmytro Kuleba, ” Kuleba Organizations: Chad CNN, CNN, Sudanese, Kyiv, Rapid Support Forces, Ukrainian, Central African, PAX, AK, CAR, PMC Wagner, Reuters Analysts, Kremlin, Agence France, Presse Locations: Kyiv, Ukraine, N'Djamena, Chad, Ukrainian, Sudan’s, Russian, Sudan, Moscow, Omdurman, Khartoum, balaclava, British, al, Zurug, Russia, Africa, Mali, Central African Republic, Libya, Ombada, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Latakia, Bangui, , Syria, Burkina Faso, St . Petersburg, Eritrea
Chadian cart owners transport belongings of Sudanese people who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, while crossing the border between Sudan and Chad in Adre, Chad August 4, 2023. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra//File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsGENEVA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - More than 1,200 children have died of suspected measles and malnutrition in Sudan refugee camps, while many thousands more, including newborns, are at risk of death before year-end, United Nations (U.N.) agencies said on Tuesday. The U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said it worried that "many thousands of newborns" among the 333,000 babies known to be due before end of the year would die. Every month, some 55,000 children require treatment for the worst form of malnutrition in Sudan, but fewer than one in 50 nutrition centres are functional in the capital Khartoum and one in ten in West Darfur, he said. Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Sharon SingletonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Chad August, Zohra, Allen Maina, James Elder, Emma Farge, Sharon Singleton Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, United Nations, Rapid Support Forces, UNHCR, UNICEF, Thomson Locations: Darfur, Sudan, Chad, Adre, Geneva, White, Khartoum, West Darfur
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