Sudanese Military Strikes in Darfur Kill 40, Medical Sources Tell AFP

AFP has reported that a series of Sudanese military strikes on markets and other areas of Nyala, southern Darfur, have killed in at least 40 deaths. It remains unclear if all of the casualties are civilians, but this comes after a Sudanese drone strike targeted a busy market in the capital of Khartoum, killing at least 20 and wounding dozens of others.

The strikes come as fighting continues between the Sudanese military and paramilitary forces of the Rapid Security Forces, who aim to take over the country.

Doctors Without Borders has described how civilians are being caught in the middle of fighting in Darfur, stating that “A tragedy is unfolding in Nyala, South Darfur, as fighting continues to rage, with targeted and indiscriminate attacks against civilians reaching catastrophic levels, and all roads in and out of the area effectively cut off by the fighting.”