Sudan. Army accuses RSF of “assassination” of governor of West Darfur

Sudan’s military on Wednesday accused Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary forces of “kidnapping and killing” the governor of West Darfur state, nearly two months after a power struggle between the two rivals. broke out, plunging the country into bloody war.

The killing of Khamis Abdallah Abakar means that the Rapid Support Forces have added a “new line to the list of barbaric crimes committed against the entire Sudanese people,” the military said on Facebook, calling the incident “an act of action.” brutal”.

Since April 15, the fighting between the army of General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhane and the paramilitary force of the Rapid Support Forces (FSR), led by General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo, has claimed the lives of more than 1,800 people. , according to NGO ACLED, and more than one and a half million people displaced, according to the United Nations.

Generals Al-Burhane and Daglo joined forces in the 2021 uprising to oust civilians with whom they have shared power since the fall of Bashir in 2019. But differences then emerged and due to the failure to reach an agreement on the integration of the FSR in the army, it degenerated into the war.

Fighting has been mainly concentrated in the capital Khartoum and in Darfur, an area where local militias, tribal fighters and armed civilians have joined the skirmishes.

While some ceasefire agreements have not yet been implemented, NGOs report the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Khartoum and Darfur.

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