Sudan, Ministry of Health, over 500 dead in recent clashes

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Sudan, Ministry of Health, over 500 dead in recent clashes

The official number of victims announced by the Sudanese Ministry of Health in relation to the ongoing clashes in the country since mid-April between the regular army and the paramilitary group of the Rapid Reaction Force (RFS) is over 500. "The victims of the conflict armed in Sudan in almost two weeks, from April 15 to 29, there were 530 people, 4602 injured," the ministry said in a statement to Sputnik. The report also notes that in most Sudanese provinces, with the exception of Darfur western and Khartoum, there is a situation of relative "calm" of hostilities. The opposing forces in the field exchange contradictory statements on the successes in the hostilities and on the control of the objectives, unleashing a large-scale information war in the media and social networks UN Secretary-General António Guterres, speaking at a Security Council meeting, called on parties in Sudan to immediately cease hostilities. The organization's Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sudan, Volker Perthes, said that "there are still no unequivocal signs of the willingness of any of the parties to the conflict in Sudan to negotiate".

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