Sudan… 48 killed, 97 wounded in clashes in Darfur

At least 48 people were killed and 97 wounded in armed clashes in El Geneina, the capital of the Sudanese state of West Darfur.

The clashes in the city resulted in the death of 48 people and the wounding of 97, and fears of a return to the scene of the bloody war that broke out in Darfur in 2003, which killed more than 300 thousand people, and tension continues to prevail in the city despite the announcement of the curfew.

According to Sky News, rival tribal groups used machine guns and heavy weapons in the clashes that took place around the Kriandaq and Abu Zer camps for the displaced in El Geneina, the capital of the Sudanese state of West Darfur, yesterday.

The West Darfur Doctors Committee expected the death toll to rise, noting that the medical personnel were making great efforts to provide medical care to the wounded and injured in light of extreme difficulty in movement and a shortage of anesthesia and nursing staff.

The committee issued an urgent appeal to the state government to secure health facilities and provide means of transportation accompanied by regular forces in order to transport medical personnel and assistance to government and private treatment institutions, reach the wounded stranded in the areas of clashes, as well as deliver medical supplies to the facilities housing the wounded.

And explained that there are many cases that need urgent surgeries, in light of a significant shortage of health personnel.

The Darfur region has been witnessing unrest since 2003 when groups belonging to African minorities took up arms against the Khartoum government, accusing it of marginalizing the region economically and politically.

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ANHA


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