Clashes re-erupted Sunday between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) using heavy and light weapons in the cities of Bahri (north) and Omdurman (west) of Khartoum, besides air raids in Omdurman and Khartoum.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry condemned Sunday in the strongest terms, “the RSF attack and forced entry into Jabra and Ahmed Qassem Heart and Kidney Hospitals, attacking medical staff, terrorizing patients and stealing ambulances, which led hospital administrations to decide on transferring patients to other safe hospitals.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs further condemned “the terrorist behaviour of violating the truce and human rights by targeting health facilities.”
The Foreign Ministry called on the international community, the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Jeddah Agreement mediators “to condemn the behavior of the RSF in the strongest terms, to brand them as a terrorist organization and to hold them legally and morally accountable to national and international justice mechanisms.”
The parties to the conflict in Sudan are expected to resume on Sunday talks in Jeddah on how to implement humanitarian aid delivery plans.
Talks are focused on withdrawing troops from civilian areas, opening safe corridors and evacuating civilian areas.
“The Sudanese Congress Party has warned of a total civil war in the country, with no state apparatus, and has called for the immediate implementation of the Jeddah Declaration, which was recently signed by representatives of the army and rapid support.”
For his part, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN in the Sudan, Volker Peretz, said that the crisis in the Sudan cannot be resolved militarily, ruling out the possibility of any side being able to defeat the other.
Peretz warned of the enormous dangers facing the Sudan as a result of the ongoing war, saying that the victory of any party – after a long battle – could lead to the loss of Sudan.
The Civil Aviation Authority in Sudan issued on Sunday a decision to extend the closure of the airspace until 31 May to all air traffic.
The decision, according to the Sudanese News Agency (SUNA), excluded humanitarian aid flights and evacuation flights after obtaining permission from the competent authorities.