From Khartoum (AFP)
Dubai – Al Arabiya.net
Published in: May 13, 2023: 05:04 AM GST
Last updated: May 13, 2023: 08:01 AM GST
The Sudanese army accused the Rapid Support Forces of continuing to occupy 15 hospitals in the capital, expelling patients, detaining medical personnel and forcing them to treat their employees and transferring them to military bases.
The army announced strikes against the Rapid Support Forces south of Khartoum and Jabal Awliya, destroying about 60 armed vehicles, killing about 100 members of the Rapid Support Forces, and leaving a large number of wounded.
He accused the support forces of committing “violations and terrorist acts” against civilians, controlling 15 hospitals in the capital, expelling patients, detaining medical staff, and forcing them to treat their employees and transferring them to military bases.--
“looting and stealing”
It also said that it had seized and expelled citizens’ homes, looted public and private property, stolen civilian cars to be used for military purposes, committed violations against women and minors, and looted banks and shops.
The army statement added that the support forces tried to loot the strategic gold stock of the Bank of Sudan, indicating that the army confronted them, as clashes took place on Nile Street, after which members of the Rapid Support Forces fled.
In parallel, the army reported that it directed strikes against the support forces in southern Khartoum and Jabal Awliya, destroying about 60 armed vehicles, killing about 100 of its members and a large number of wounded.
It is noteworthy that representatives of the army and the Rapid Support Forces signed, late Thursday evening, an agreement of initial principles in Jeddah, confirming their commitment to the sovereignty and unity of Sudan.
The Jeddah Declaration affirmed that the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces would refrain from any attack that would cause civilian harm.
They also agreed that the interests of the Sudanese people are a priority for them, and that the Sudanese army and Rapid Support Forces would take all precautions to spare civilians any harm.