South Sudan: UNITAMS Urges Swift Halt to Military Clashes in Kordofan States
Volker Perthes, the leader of the United Nations Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), has delivered an impassioned demand for an immediate suspension of armed hostilities in the Kordofan states.
According to reports, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM/N) – Al Hilu shelled areas of South Kordofan’s capital, Kadugli, on August 16, 2023.
The local populace was forced to flee and there were losses among civilians as a result of the intense shelling and fighting between the SPLM/N and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF).
“These latest military developments are deplorable since these two Kordofan states have managed to avoid large-scale military confrontation in populated areas in the past months,” Perthes said in a statement.
Escalating Conflict Sparks International Concern
Growing apprehension surrounds the intensifying military hostilities in the Kordofan states of South Sudan. As the situation escalates, UNITAMS has taken a proactive stance by urging all parties involved to halt the ongoing clashes. The international community recognizes the urgency of this plea to prevent further loss of life and safeguard regional stability.
Diplomatic Endeavors for Lasting Peace
Amidst the turmoil, the call from UNITAMS serves as a rallying cry for diplomatic initiatives to take precedence over armed conflict. The plea underscores the necessity of dialogue and negotiation to address underlying grievances and establish a sustainable peace framework. By pushing for an immediate cessation of military hostilities, UNITAMS reaffirms its commitment to fostering stability and harmony in the region.
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