Dozens dead in Khartoum shelling havoc

Fighting in Omdurman in July (Social media / SAF)


At least 24 civilians reportedly died in fighting in and around the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and adjacent Omdurman; at least 20 in Omdurman on Tuesday and four more in Khartoum on Wednesday.

Khartoum and adjacent Omdurman saw shelling by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) targeting neighbourhoods under the control of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The shelling lasted all morning, while the Air Force flew sorties over the cities all day.

Radio Dabanga sources on the ground reported that the RSF have formations in the Wad Nubawi neighbourhood and El Soug El Jadeed. At least four people died when shells fired by the SAF landed on the soug on Wednesday.

More than 20 people were killed, and dozens wounded, during heavy fighting in Omdurman on Tuesday. Bombardments killed three people and destroyed a number of houses in Beit El Mal in old Omdurman. The Association of Professional Pharmacists said that a pharmacist was killed by the RSF in Ombadda.

Emergency Rooms set up by volunteers in Omdurman have warned that serious injuries continued to arrive at El Nau Hospital in El Sawra until Wednesday morning, amid a severe shortage of medical personnel and consumables. The Sudanese Doctors’ Union pointed to the urgent need for doctors, surgical gauze, and anaesthesia drugs at El Nau Hospital.

Violent SAF-RSF confrontations were also reported in the area of El Shajara Armoured Corps in western Khartoum.

Listeners told Radio Dabanga from the area that the fighting began early in the morning on Wednesday and continued until noon, indicating that the Air Force carried out sorties throughout the day.