Intense fighting reportedly continues in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and in the western region of Darfur, where hundreds are said to have been killed in the ongoing clashes.
Witnesses told the AFP news agency that bodies littered the streets of Omdurman city on Thursday in the latest escalation of violence between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
“The bodies of people in military uniforms are lying in the streets of the city centre after the fighting yesterday,” a witness was quoted as saying.
In the west of the country, about 700 people have reportedly been killed in West Darfur clashes, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement quoted by the Reuters news agency.
Over 300 others are reported missing following the fighting in El Geneina, the West Darfur capital, the statement added.
Witnesses have accused the RSF of targeting and killing non-Arabs in the clashes.
The US embassy in Khartoum said it was “deeply disturbed by eyewitness reports of serious human rights abuses by the RSF and affiliated militias”.
But the RSF says it is not involved in what it describes as a “tribal conflict”.
Thousands of people have crossed into Chad in the past few days fleeing the flare up.
Nearly six million people have been forced from their homes since the war began in mid-April.