The battles continued in Sudan on Monday, as the center of the capital, Khartoum, and the northern region of Bahri, came under artillery shelling from Omdurman, according to eyewitnesses, while the army renewed its call for civilians to volunteer in its ranks to fight the Rapid Support Forces.
In a statement, the Sudanese Armed Forces appealed to “the youth, and everyone who can, to share with the armed forces the honor of defending the entity and dignity of the Sudanese nation.”
The army also added in its statement that “the commands of the divisions and military regions have been instructed to receive and equip the fighters.”
This is not the first time that the army has called on citizens to volunteer in its ranks since the war between it and the Rapid Support Forces began about three months ago. His previous calls were not heard by civilians, especially since many of them wish to flee the battle zones.
This new call also came after an artillery bombardment that began at four in the morning in Khartoum, which is called the Triangle Capital, as it consists of three regions: Khartoum, Khartoum North, and Omdurman.
From the ongoing fighting in Khartoum
A resident of the capital told AFP that “artillery shelling from the north of Omdurman has been targeting Khartoum and Bahri since four in the morning.” This information was confirmed by other witnesses.
Eyewitnesses also confirmed to AFP that the warplanes “bombed a number of rapid support vehicles in the Butana area, 150 kilometers east of Khartoum.”
Since April 15, Sudan has been witnessing battles between the army led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces led by Dagalo, known as “Hemedti”.
The conflict has killed more than 2,800 people and displaced more than 2.8 million people.
More than 600,000 Sudanese have sought refuge in neighboring countries, according to data from the International Organization for Migration, especially to Egypt in the north and Chad in the west.
Even before the war broke out, Sudan was one of the poorest countries in the world. And 25 million people in Sudan, more than half of the population, need humanitarian assistance and protection, according to the United Nations.
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