Violent battles and internet outages in Khartoum and Omdurman

Clashes renewed today, Friday, in the eastern Al-Fatihab area on the side of the White Nile and west of the Kalaklat area in Sudan In the midst of explosions. The communications and internet network in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was also cut off, as the intensity of the battles between the army and the Rapid Support Forces intensified
Normal life returned to revive the revolution in the city of Omdurman after the Rapid Support Forces left.

On the political level, the closing statement of the summit of Sudan’s neighboring countries yesterday, Thursday, stressed the need to protect the Sudanese state and its institutions, expressing its deep concern about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country.

The statement, delivered by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, called for full respect for Sudan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-interference in its affairs, and considering the current conflict an internal matter, stressing the launch of an inclusive dialogue that meets the aspirations of the Sudanese people, and the formation of a ministerial mechanism on the Sudanese crisis, whose first meeting will be in Chad. .

The summit participants agreed to express deep concern about the continuation of military operations and the sharp deterioration in the security and humanitarian situation in Sudan.

On the other hand, the US State Department condemned, on Thursday, the continuation of “atrocities and ethnically motivated killings” being committed in West Darfur, and praised the investigation opened by the International Criminal Court in this context.

Sudan’s representative to the United Nations, Al-Harith Idris, said in the Security Council’s speech that cooperation with the International Criminal Court needs legal amendments, stressing that Sudan provided facilities to it during the transitional period.

Idris confirmed that the extradition of wanted persons to the criminal court takes place according to legal requirements, and their compliance requires new legal inputs.
“Idris” indicated that the implementation of requests for cooperation with the international criminal court is carried out according to national law, and pointed out that the Public Prosecutor’s Office can provide assistance to Sudan in investigations.
The Sudanese delegate to the United Nations considered that the level of his country’s cooperation with the International Criminal Court was positive.

This comes as the International Criminal Court launched an investigation into the escalation of hostilities in Darfur, Sudan, since mid-April, including reports of murders, rape, arson, displacement and crimes affecting children, the chief prosecutor of the court told the United Nations, Thursday.

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