Indiscriminate shelling kills 34 people, including children, in a market in Omdurman

The Ministry of Health in Khartoum state reported that indiscriminate shelling killed 34 people, including children, in a popular market in the Sudanese city of Omdurman.

The health authorities stated that most of the dead were merchants in the (Al-Maljah) market and owners of transport vehicles, according to “Reuters”.

In a related context, Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent said, “The Sudanese police forces have returned to work in the Karari area of ​​​​the city Omdurman After the rapid support forces retreated due to the recent clashes in the area, where videos and photos showed the deployment of a number of forces in the locality.

The continuous qualitative operations of the Sudanese army and the almost daily combing in the areas south of Omdurman forced the concentrations and gatherings of the Rapid Support Forces to retreat from some points where they were present.

Reconnaissance aircraft also continued to fly in Omdurman, which is relatively quiet, with some skirmishes in neighborhoods where the presence of army personnel and members of the Rapid Support Forces is close to each other.

Army advance

While those coming from the main transportation station in the “Al-Shaqla” area, south of Omdurman, said that the station was empty of transportation, also indicating that the vegetable market was empty of merchants and citizens as a result of the field development and the army’s advance south and west of the station.

Two days ago, the Sudanese army denied that its air forces dealt with any targets in Omdurman, accusing the Rapid Support Forces of bombing residential areas with artillery and missiles.

On Sunday, July 9, Omdurman, in Khartoum, witnessed continuous air strikes that killed about 22 people, while the United Nations condemned this bombing through Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Since April 15, Sudan has been witnessing battles between the army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, “Hemedti.”

The conflict led to the death of more than 2,800 people and the displacement of more than 2.8 million people, of whom more than 600,000 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.

The two parties to the conflict concluded more than one truce, often mediated by the United States and Saudi Arabia, which was soon broken. The African Union and IGAD for Development in East Africa are also trying to mediate a solution to the crisis in Sudan.

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