Egypt’s Armed Forces urges necessity of preserving Egyptian troops’ safety in Sudan



Sat, 15 Apr 2023 - 05:44 GMT


Sat, 15 Apr 2023 - 05:44 GMT

CAIRO – 15 April 2023: Egypt’s Armed Forces confirmed, Saturday that they are following closely the current developing situation in Sudan.

Military Spokesperson Gharib Abd al-Hafez said that Egypt’s forces are coordinating with their counterparts in Sudan to ensure the security and safety of the Egyptian forces who are currently present in Khartoum to conduct joint military training.

The statement urged the necessity of preserving the security and safety of the Egyptian forces.

Egypt has called for its citizens residing in Sudan to stay at home until the situation stabilizes amid ongoing clashes between the army and rebels in the capital, Khartoum.

Egypt’s Embassy in Khartoum asked Egyptian expats in Sudan on Saturday to exercise maximum caution, stay away from areas of tension, reduce unnecessary movements, and stay at home until the situation stabilizes, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The embassy also affirmed that it is communicating with the Egyptian citizens and students in Sudan to provide all forms of care they require.

Clashes erupted today in several locations in the center of the Sudanese capital between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary fighters.

The Sudanese army and the RSF are trading accusations regarding who started the clashes.

The Sudanese army said its Air Forces are also conducting airstrikes against the RSF.

The RSF has claimed to have seized control of the Republican Palace and Khartoum International Airport. However, the army said that it is still in control of all bases and airports across the capital.

In a statement cited by the Sudanese news agency SUNA, the General Command of the Sudanese Armed Forces said it is facing attempts by the rebels to control strategic locations in the capital, affirming that such “sinful endeavors” will fail.

The world has called for a quick ceasefire in Khartoum as the conflict escalates.



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