RSF bombard hospital in Omdurman, resulting in casualties: Reports
The strikes have hit the hospital's emergency and nephrology departments, as per reports.
Drones belonging to the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group reportedly targeted a hospital in Omdurman, Sudan, the Al-Sudani newspaper reported on Saturday, citing eyewitnesses.
The strikes were said to have hit the hospital's emergency and nephrology departments, resulting in deaths and casualties among both military and civilian personnel.
So far, there have been no official statements from the conflicting parties regarding the reported attack on the hospital. The conflict between the Sudanese regular military and the RSF began in mid-April, primarily in Khartoum, and despite temporary ceasefires, a resolution has not yet been reached.
The ongoing conflict has led to hundreds of casualties and the displacement of nearly 3 million people, with approximately 700,000 fleeing the country, as reported by the United Nations.
On Thursday, those participating in the 'Sudan's Neighboring Countries Summit' agreed to form a ministerial mechanism concerned with the crisis in the country, which would involve the foreign ministers of the countries that neighbor Sudan.
Furthermore, the participants agreed not to interfere in Sudan's internal affairs. They also highlighted the importance of maintaining unity in the Sudanese government and suppressing the spread of terrorism and organized crime in surrounding territories.
The attendees underlined the cruciality of finding a political solution to halt the ongoing conflict in the country, as well as setting up national talks to ensure the completion of such a process.
The African leaders expressed their dismay and worries in regard to the continued military operations, which have worsened security and humanitarian conditions. Moreover, they urged conflicting parties to commit themselves to a cease-fire in order to put an end to the war, in order to minimize the amount of human and material losses.
On a humanitarian level, the participants agreed to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Sudan, which will target the most affected areas in the countries, as they asked the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces to provide the necessary conditions for humanitarians to complete their work.
They also called upon the International community to take responsibility and provide the necessary funds that aim to deal with the refugee crises that affect the countries that neighbor Sudan.
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