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France evacuates its citizens

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France started a ‘Quick evacuation’ Among its nationals and diplomatic staff are from Sudan, where heavy fighting has entered its second week, the State Department said Sunday.

European nationals and those coming from “Allied Partner Countries” Also supported, the ministry notes, without elaborating.

sequel after announcement

According to a diplomatic source, the Sudanese Armed Forces, like the paramilitary forces of the Rapid Support Forces, which are fighting against it, may “Security Guarantees Provided” Allow this process.

About 250 French people live in Sudan from the same source.

Evacuation of the US Embassy

A few hours ago, the United States announced the evacuation of its embassy in Sudan. Today, at my request, the US military conducted an operation to remove US government employees from Khartoum.President Joe Biden said in a statement released late Saturday evening Washington time.

The FSRs had indicated on Twitter on Sunday that they had “coordinator” For this with Washington. evacuation Diplomats and their families It was scheduled to take place Sunday morning on six planes, according to FSR.

sequel after announcement

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia announced the first major evacuation of civilians since the fighting began, bringing back 91 of its citizens and 66 of the citizens of other countries.

420 dead and 3,700 wounded

Over the course of several days, the United States, South Korea and Japan deployed forces to neighboring countries, and the European Union said it wanted similar measures to evacuate their diplomats and citizens from Sudan.

Violence erupted there on April 15 between the army of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the de facto ruler of Sudan since the 2021 coup, and his deputy-turned-rival, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who leads the Rapid Support Forces.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number remains very tentative at more than 420 dead and 3,700 injured.

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