UN Chief Condemns Deadly Attack on Sudanese Village by Paramilitary Forces

UN Chief Condemns Deadly Attack on Sudanese Village by Paramilitary Forces

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday condemned a paramilitary attack on a village in Sudan that reportedly left more than 100 people dead.

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which have been at war with the regular army since April 2023, attacked the central village of Wad al-Noura in al-Jazira state with heavy artillery on Wednesday, according to the pro-democracy group Madani Resistance Committee.

The group reported the death toll at "more than 104."

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack reportedly carried out on 5 June by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the Wad al-Noura village, Jazira state, which is said to have killed over 100 people,” his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement, according to France24.

Guterres called on all parties to the war in Sudan to refrain from attacks that harm civilians.

Sudan has been enduring a war between the army, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the paramilitary RSF forces, led by his former deputy, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo.

“The Secretary-General expresses his deep concern regarding the immense suffering of the Sudanese population as a result of the continued hostilities,” Dujarric added.

“He stresses that it is high time for all parties to silence their guns across Sudan and commit to a path towards sustainable peace for the Sudanese people,” the spokesman said.

The war's death toll remains unclear, with some estimates indicating that it reaches "150,000," according to the US special envoy to Sudan, Tom Perriello.


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