[1/2] Smoke rises above buildings after an aerial bombardment, during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum North, Sudan, May 1, 2023.
In El Obeid, a regional hub to the southwest of Khartoum that has seen clashes, the World Food Programme said food and assets were being looted.
REGIONAL CLASHESOutside Khartoum, clashes have flared in major cities in the western region of Darfur.
The calm Red Sea coast city Port Sudan has served as a base for the United Nations, aid groups, and diplomats as well as some government officials.
"The army is carrying out strict security procedures in the city, in particular at night," said resident Salah Mohamed.
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