Crisis in Sudan: an attack on a convoy of Frenchmen by plane leaving the embassy, ​​and one of them was wounded, according to the FSR

Crisis in Sudan: an attack on a convoy of Frenchmen by plane leaving the embassy, ​​and one of them was wounded, according to the FSR

The United States evacuated its diplomats from Sudan and France and other European countries on Sunday began a rapid evacuation of their citizens from the country, where fighting has broken out between the regular army and paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces. eight days.

The two belligerents accused each other of attacking a convoy of French subjects, each reporting a Frenchman wounded. The Quai d’Orsay, which announced Sunday morning that France was coordinating an evacuation, did not immediately comment on this information.

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“the plane was shot down”

According to the FSR: “The Rapid Support Forces were attacked by aircraft during the evacuation of French nationals from their embassy, ​​passing through Bahri towards Omdurman, endangering the lives of French nationals by injuring one of them and the survival of other members of the convoy. FSR indicates that, in full coordination with the French government, an evacuation convoy moved French nationals this morning from the French embassy and passed through the town of Bahri to Omdurman, where it was attacked and the plane was shot down..

On the morning of April 23, 2023, the Rapid Support Forces were attacked by aircraft during the evacuation of French nationals from their embassy, ​​passing through Bahri to Omdurman, which endangered the lives of French nationals by injuring one of them and leaving the rest … pic.twitter.com/Ixos7riMlT

– Rapid Support Forces – Rapid Support Forces (RSFSudan) April 23, 2023

“This flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and the declared armistice was observed and followed up by members of the French Embassy who documented the incident. In the face of this cowardly attack for the safety of French nationals, the Rapid Support Forces must bring the convoy back to the first point of departure. The Support Forces return Al-Qurayy affirmed its full commitment to a declared truce and the opening of humanitarian corridors to allow citizens to obtain the necessary services and to facilitate the movement of foreign nationals to the evacuation areas determined by their governments..

The Sudanese army also accused the Rapid Support Forces of attacking and looting a Qatari convoy heading to Port Sudan on the Red Sea. Doha did not immediately respond. Egypt said that a member of its mission in Sudan was shot, without going into further details.

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