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Sudan conflict: Civillians Evacuate The Capital, Khartoum As Fighting Continues


April 20, 2023

Thousands of civilians have fled Sudan’s capital and foreign nations are trying to evacuate their citizens, amid a fifth day of fierce fighting.

Civilians began to flee the capital early on Wednesday morning after fighting resumed and Khartoum was enveloped in thick black smoke following explosions near the army headquarters.

Witnesses reported people leaving Khartoum in cars and on foot 

The Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) had agreed a 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Tuesday, but the truce collapsed within minutes of its proposed launch 

A new ceasefire was put forward by the RSF on Wednesday, and the army said it would abide by the truce – but gunfire and Robberies have also been reported across the capital.

The RSF militia had been going house-to-house in the neighbourhood demanding water and food.