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Arab League Condemns Clashes in Darfur

Arab League Condemns Clashes in Darfur

Wednesday, 27 April, 2022 - 17:00
Peacekeeping soldiers of the hybrid United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on a patrol in the Nyala area of South Darfur. (AFP file photo)

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned on Wednesday the armed clashes that took place in West Darfur, Sudan, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

In a statement, he called on all parties to stop the violence immediately, exercise restraint, and avoid using violence to resolve any outstanding issues between brothers.

He stressed the need to unite national efforts to resolve the current political crisis in the country, stressing his confidence that a political breakthrough would strongly help in stabilizing the security situation in Sudan.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said on Wednesday that 176 were killed and 220 were injured in armed clashes that broke out on Monday.

"Some bodies were buried without being autopsied or reported," the medics' union aligned with protesters against the Oct. 25 military coup added.

Unrest across Darfur, where a war between rebels and government forces backed by militias claimed an estimated 300,000 lives in the early 2000s and displaced millions, has increased in the past two years.

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