Sources in the Sudanese army accuse the RSF of killing the governor of West Darfur

Al-Arabiya sources reported, on Wednesday, the death of the governor of West Darfur, Khamis Abdullah Abkar, after news of his arrest by the Rapid Support Forces.

We can neither confirm nor deny.

On the other hand, the Rapid Support Advisor told Al-Arabiya that he could not confirm or deny the news of the killing of the governor of West Darfur, adding, “We are in a state of war and there is no safe place in West Darfur.”

international concern

Yesterday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed his concern about the situation in the Darfur region in western Sudan, and the acts of violence that are taking on an “increasing ethnic dimension.”

While the Sudan Doctors Syndicate warned of the tragic situation in the region, to which the spark of bloody conflict spread two months ago.

It is noteworthy that since the outbreak of the conflict between the two military forces in mid-April, fears have escalated of the situation in Darfur escalating, especially since the region has witnessed intermittent tribal clashes over the past years.

Painful memories

The vast region of Darfur, which is inhabited by several Arab and African tribes, and is famous for agriculture, and its area is approximately equal to France, is full of painful memories of the devastating civil war that lasted for years, leaving thousands of dead, as well as major massacres between the tribes, two decades ago.

The conflict broke out in 2003 when a group of rebels stood up to government forces backed by the Janjaweed militia, which were famous at the time for riding horses, and the violence killed about 300,000 people and displaced millions. Despite the many peace agreements, tension has continued since that time, like embers under the ashes, waiting for a spark to awaken it.

fueling violence

Violence has indeed escalated intermittently over the past two years before it calmed down relatively, only to flare up again following the conflict that erupted between the army and the Rapid Support Forces a few weeks ago.

This infighting, which erupted between the two sides in mid-April, fueled fears that this region would slip again into civil and tribal war.

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