Al-Burhan Visits South Sudan as 25 Lives Killed in 48 Hours in Khartoum
General Al-Burhan Meets South Sudan’s President
The sovereign Council’s chairperson and Sudanese army commander, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, recently arrived in South Sudan for an essential discussion with President Silva Kiir. The objective of this dialogue was to find effective solutions to the ongoing conflict in Sudan.
Impact of the Conflict and International Concerns
According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the conflict’s estimated death toll stands at four thousand people. However, activists and doctors propose a much higher total. Over 4.8 million have been displaced, with more than 3.8 million seeking refuge within the country and over a million fleeing to neighboring nations.
Initiatives for Peace
As the conflict in Sudan continued to escalate, South Sudan’s President Kiir attempted negotiations between the two factions as part of an Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) initiative. IGAD, an eight-member regional bloc, also includes Sudan within its group.
Prior to this engagement, Burhan had met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Egyptian coastal city of El Alamein, marking Burhan’s first international visit since the war’s commencement.
Recent Military Developments
The precarious situation continues to evolve with the Sudanese army launching a substantial attack on the supply routes utilized by the Rapid Support forces. Meanwhile, Burhan has rejected any apparently negotiated solution.
The situation further intensified when the Sudanese army initiated several air strikes. Just a day after announcing the deployment of significant ground troops and heavy weaponry, the city of Omdurman was under attack to fortify control over it.
Furthermore, the artillery exchange between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support forces resulted in the death of five civilians on Sunday. This unfortunate incident follows the tragic airstrike that claimed the lives of two children among 20 other victims.
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