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Sudan Death Toll Climbs, With 700,000 Internally Displaced


More than 604 people, including civilians, have been killed, and thousands more injured, a UN agency said. The toll climbs as talks between warring parties continue in Saudi Arabia.

The death toll from ongoing clashes in Sudan has risen to 604 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

About 5,100 people were injured, the organization’s spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told reporters.

The figures come as talks, brokered by Saudi Arabia and the US, continue between representatives of warring parties in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah to find a humanitarian truce.

But the talks are not aimed at resolving the conflict’s most tense issues like the integration of armed forces that led to the conflict in the first place on April 15.

On Monday, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said the talks between delegations of both sides were expected to continue for a few more days.

More than 700,000 internally displaced

The UN migration agency said the numbers of those who were internally displaced by the nearly monthlong fighting has risen to 700,000.

The figures were on top of 3.7 million people who were already internally displaced before the conflict began, according to the UN agency.

Thousands more have fled to neighboring countries like Chad, Central African Republic, Egypt and South Sudan.

Many others are in their homes in capital Khartoum, as fierce battles between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Army turn urbanscape into battle zones.