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Sudan death toll nears 100 as civilians flee, power struggle continues

Several countries have called for restraint after rival forces engaged in bloody clashes in Sudan.
Smoke billows above residential buildings in east Khartoum on April 16, 2023, as fighting in Sudan raged for a second day in battles between rival generals. - Violence erupted early on April 15 after weeks of deepening tensions between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, commander of the heavily-armed paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), with each accusing the other of starting the fight. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

Violent clashes between rival Sudanese military forces continued for the third day Monday, leaving nearly 100 people dead and more than 365 injured, according to the Sudanese doctors union.

The fighting has left hundreds of thousands of residents trapped in their homes in the capital Khartoum. Many have been trying to flee as the fighting raged overnight, according to eyewitness accounts on Twitter. Sudan is already suffering from a humanitarian crisis with nearly 15 million people in need of food, the United Nations World Food Program estimates.

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