RSF Claims Ex Sudan Ruler Al-Bashir’s Men Join SAF, Attack Hospital, Kill Patients
The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has launched a vicious attack on the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Medical Headquarters from a military hospital in Omdurman.
Acting under the direction of SAF General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and supported by extremist elements linked to the regime of former dictator and military officer Omar al-Bashir, the SAF continues to violate the agreed upon temporary humanitarian ceasefire.
Several medics working at the RSF Medical Headquarters died in the attack. A number of wounded RSF and SAF personnel seeking treatment at the hospital were also killed.
We underscore that the RSF will not retaliate by attacking the military hospital in Omdurman where innocent patients are seeking treatment. We call upon the international community to take notice of the SAF’s illegal conduct, which violates the most basic tenets of humanity.
At the moment of the writing of this statement, the SAF continues to fly aircraft over the capital of Khartoum, waging an indiscriminate bombing campaign against civilians and residential areas. This is a flagrant violation of both the ceasefire and international law.
The RSF remains steadfast in its commitment to uphold international law and the ceasefire.
We also pledge to continue our efforts to open humanitarian corridors for Sudanese and foreign nationals and urge the international community to condemn the SAF’s attacks, to hold it accountable, and to support us in our efforts to ensure a peaceful and stable Sudan.
The RSF remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of civilians and promoting peace and stability in Sudan and throughout the wider region.
Views exclusive rights: Official Spokesperson, Rapid Support Forces
May 1, 2023.