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Sudan: Fighting in Darfur Over the Weekend


El Fasher / Nyala — Fighting continued in parts of Darfur over the weekend as El Fasher in North Darfur and Nyala in South Darfur witnessed heavy shelling in clashes between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) despite the ceasefire agreement, which is set to expire today.

Three civilians were killed, and 27 others were injured in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, on Saturday during the renewed battles between the army and the RSF. The situation witnessed calm yesterday morning.

The clashes between the army and the RSF concentrated on the northern neighbourhoods of El Fasher and lasted for hours. Homes were damaged and destroyed by the shelling and people had to flee to safer areas in the southern part of the city.

The Radio Dabanga correspondent in the city said that the El Fasher South Hospital is overcrowded with injured people.

The campus of the University of El Fasher and many other buildings were damaged in the clashes. The bombing also caused the market to be completely burned.

The El Fasher Resistance Committees reported the plundering and burning of shops in the Grand Market and other institutions and houses in neighbourhoods adjacent to the market. Several vehicles were stolen.

Nyala

In Nyala, capital of South Darfur, shelling continued as well.

Aziza Noureldin, a teacher who fled the violence near her home in the El Wadi neighbourhood and has found refuge in the city’s technical school, reported a lack of security and the continued sounds of shelling.