Sudan air strike kills at least 40 civilians


The Resistance Committee, a local activist group that provides humanitarian aid to war victims, reported the “massacre” of the market, which resulted in at least 40 civilian deaths and at least 50 injuries. The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, or RSF,

the Sudanese Military was responsible for these strikes. The military has

the accusation.allegedMohamed Hamdan “Hemedti” Dagalo’s RSF and Sudan de facto leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) have been engaged in fierce conflict since April 2023. The conflict is largely centered around Khartoum, and Darfur. Its roots are in the 2019 ouster of Omar al-Bashir, who was the dictator. Al-Burhan, Hemedti and the Transitional Sovereignty Council were formed to ease the transition from a military-led government to one led by civilians. The elections were to take place in 2024 but preparations for them deteriorated after RSF was accused by the SAF of illegally gathering forces and deploying them. The tension culminated in RSF attacks on government-controlled sites; however, the RSF claims that the SAF attacked first.deniedAccording to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, the war has caused over 7,500 deaths in over four months. Around 800,000 South Sudanese have fled to Sudan, and over one million people have been forced from their homes. Many of them are now returning home. Inter-ethnic violence has also escalated in South Darfur.