Sudan accuses RSF of attack on a Turkish evacuation plane


Sudan’s embassy in Abuja has strongly condemned the attack on the Turkish evacuation plane. It blamed the incident on the rebel Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

This is according to a statement issued in Abuja by Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria Mohamed Abdelmannan.

According to the envoy, the terrorist act was intended to obstruct the departure of diplomats and foreign nationals.

“In blatant violation of the truce, the rebel RSF heavily shot at a Turkish evacuation plane landing at Wadi Sayidna Military Airport on the morning of Friday, April 28th, 2023.”

“As a result, its fuel system was damaged, and one of the aircraft’s crew was injured.”

“Despite this, the plane landed safely, and the repair process is currently underway.”

“The ministry condemns the rebel RSF’s terrorist act for violating the truce and attempting to obstruct the evacuation of diplomats and foreign nationals.”

“The ministry calls on the international community to condemn the rebel RSF’s criminal act.”

On April 15, fighting erupted across Sudan, mostly in Khartoum and the Darfur region, between different groups of the country’s military administration.

The war began with RSF attacks on critical government sites.

Across the country, including the capital Khartoum, airstrikes, artillery, and heavy gunfire were reported.

Both RSF leader Mohamed Dagalo and Sudan de facto leader Abdel Al- Burhan claimed control of key government sites as of April 15, including the general military headquarters, the presidential palace, Khartoum International Airport, the Army chief’s official residence, and Sudan TV headquarters.

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