Sudan: 43 dead in air raid on Khartoum market

Sudan: 43 dead in air raid on Khartoum market

A tragic air raid hit a popular market south of Khartoum, killing 43 people and injuring more than 55, amid continuing clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Last Sunday, the Mayo region, located south of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, was the scene of a heartbreaking tragedy as a bustling market was the target of a deadly airstrike. The initial death toll of 40, announced by the Sudanese People’s Committee, has been revised upwards to 43, according to the Sudanese Doctors’ Union.

Witnesses on site report that neighborhoods such as “Jabra,” “Al-Shajara,” “Mayo,” and “Al-Azhari” south of Khartoum were affected by violent clashes between the Sudanese army and the Sudanese Forces. quick support. The FSR accused the army of carrying out an air raid against the inhabitants of the Mayo area.

This tragedy occurs in the context of prolonged armed conflicts between the Sudanese army and the RSF, which began in mid-April. Despite several attempts at a truce, the violence has not stopped, taking a heavy human toll. The United Nations reports that more than 3,000 people have lost their lives, mostly civilians, and that more than 4 million people have been displaced inside and outside Sudan as a result of these clashes.

Both parties, the army and the RSF, blame each other for the outbreak of fighting and violations of successive truces, which raises crucial questions about the search for a peaceful solution to this devastating conflict.