Discussions to evacuate the nationals of a number of countries in Sudan
The Sudanese war, where Sudan is witnessing a state of violence and tension recently, and the intensity of the clashes between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces is increasing despite the armistice that was announced recently, which raises the concern of the foreign countries present in the country.
Among these Western countries that are trying to evacuate their nationals from Sudan: the United States, Britain, France and Germany.
In this context, discussions and contacts are taking place between these countries and the Sudanese authorities to facilitate the process of evacuating the nationals.
In this article, we will look at the ongoing arrangements for the evacuation of nationals from these countries, and the reason for this measure.
Sudanese War: The ongoing arrangements for the evacuation of nationals of Western countries in Sudan
Intensive discussions and contacts are taking place between the aforementioned Western countries and the Sudanese authorities in order to conduct a safe and successful evacuation of the nationals of the concerned countries. These countries have expressed their concern about the security situation in Sudan, and have sought the help of their governments to evacuate their citizens from Khartoum and other regions in the country.
Logistical preparations for the evacuation
Logistical preparations are underway to carry out a safe and orderly evacuation of Western nationals in Sudan.
Contacts and discussions between Western countries and Sudan
At the same time, informed sources inside Sudan confirmed that the truce that was announced will include the evacuation of nationals of some countries that had previously arranged for the transfer of their nationals from Khartoum.
This came after the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces announced their agreement to a three-day ceasefire, after US mediation, so that Sudanese citizens could celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
In this context, the sources confirmed that a search is underway for a temporary alternative state airport in the city of Atbara, as an alternative to Khartoum Airport, which has become a theater of military operations between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, with the aim of facilitating foreign flights and the evacuation process.
However, the bombings and clashes are still going on in Khartoum and Omdurman, and they have also spread to the Gezira state in central Khartoum for the first time since the armistice was announced.
Eyewitnesses stated that the bombing operations are still continuing and that the buildings and properties are severely damaged. The attacks resulted in the death of a large number of civilians and the serious injury of others. The attacks also caused the displacement of many local residents from their homes, and exposed them to difficult humanitarian conditions in light of the ongoing conflict in the region.
Yesterday, the Sudanese army accused the Rapid Support Forces of violating the truce that was announced between the two parties, starting today and for a period of three days.
The Sudanese army mentioned a number of violations against the Air Defense Forces, including an attack on its headquarters, random targeting of buildings adjacent to the General Command in central Khartoum, in addition to the presence of the Rapid Support Forces inside residential areas in central and southern Khartoum, and their use of civilians as human shields.