RSF claims Ethiopian embassy in Khartoum destroyed after bombing by Sudanese army

Leader of Rapid Support Force (RSF) General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. [Photo by Ibrahim Hamid/AFP]
Leader of Rapid Support Force (RSF) General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. [Photo by Ibrahim Hamid/AFP]

KHARTOUM, OCTOBER 3, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – Sudan’s rebellious Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Tuesday accused the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) of indiscriminately bombing the neighboring Ethiopia’s embassy building the war-ravaged capital Khartoum.

In a statement seen by Sudans Post, the group said the Sudanese army aviation “bombed the Ethiopian embassy buildings this morning, Tuesday, October 3, causing massive destruction to the building, which is located in the Al-Amarat area in Khartoum.”

The statement condemned the attack and accused the Sudanese army which he referred to as “militia” of barbaric acts of targeting crucial infrastructure such as headquarters of foreign missions to the war-torn country.

“We in the Rapid Support Forces condemn and regret these barbaric actions that the Burhan militia has continued to pursue by targeting vital installations in the country, including the headquarters of diplomatic missions and international organizations,” the statement said.

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It said that the actions of the Sudanese army led by General Abdelfattah al-Burhan who is also the President of the Transitional Sovereign Council are extensions of terrorist activities they said have been carried out by the dissolved NCP.

“There is no description of the systematic destruction operations carried out by the National Congress Party militias led by Al-Burhan other than that they are an extension of the acts of terrorism that targeted embassies and public facilities carried out by the same extremist militias in the three decades in which they ruled the country, and because of them, Sudan was included in the terrorist list,” it said.

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The statement said that only uprooting the former regime of Omar al-Bashir is the only way to achieve stability in the country.

“Uprooting the defunct regime from its roots is the only way to achieve security and stability in Sudan and the entire region and opens the way for building the Sudanese state on new, just foundations, restoring democratic rule, removing injustice against the Sudanese peoples, and building a single national army,” the statement said.

The Sudanese army has not yet responded to the RSF’s claims.

Fighting between the two former allies broke out in April this year after the RSF launched attack on Sudanese government and army positions in the capital Khartoum and northern city of Merowe in Northern State.

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The two sides have since signed several ceasefire agreements to enable entry of humanitarian supplies, but none of these deals have been effectively implemented. The two parties have also played down international and regional calls for an end to violence.

Thousands of people have been killed and millions have been displaced to neighboring countries. UN and other international organizations have warned of catastrophe has food shortage has engulfed the country.