- 02/12/2023 07:39:35
Khartoum, September 29 (SUNA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued Thursday a press statement, in which stated that the rebel militia committed a massacre in Omdurman, by bombarding the public transport station. Hereunder Sudan News Agency (SUNA) publishes the text of the statement:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Spokesperson and Media Directorate
In a new crime that is added to its long list of war crimes and terror acts, the rebel militia committed yesterday a massacre in Omdurman, by bombarding the public transport station in the Al-Jarrafa area, north of Omdurman. Executed by heavy artillery, the massacre was carried out at the rush hour when the station was congested with citizens. The initial toll of the massacre was ten dead, including children, while a large number of wounded are still receiving treatment, some of whom are seriously injured, which makes the number of victims likely to rise. In addition, existing vehicles and shops were destroyed, meaning dozens of families were deprived of their sources of income.
The new crime is an extension of the terrorist militia's evil plan to forcefully vacate the Capital of its residents, with the aim of seizing their homes and properties and turning residential areas into military barracks. This is supported by the fact that the affected area is devoid of any military targets, as it is a solely residential and commercial area.
In the mean time, rape crimes by the terrorist militia are in rise. A girl was raped by five militia members yesterday in the Al-Fatihab area, central Omdurman. On the same day, another lady, a volunteer helping those affected by the war, was raped by the members of the terrorist militia in Khartoum North. The Head of the Unit for Combating Violence against Women and Children announced this week that the number of reported rape crimes had risen to 136 in Darfur and the capital City, all of which were committed by members of the rebel militia, except for two crimes committed by looting gangs that accompanying the militia.
Furthermore, pursuing its design of targeting humanitarian and public service institutions, the terrorist militia yesterday bombed the headquarters of the Humanitarian Action Commission (HAC) in Khartoum, destroying the building and setting the vehicles, equipment and records therein blaze. HAC, as it is known, is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the provision of humanitarian aid throughout the country. The militia, meanwhile, still occupies a large number of hospitals and health centers in the capital using them as military centers.
The fact that the militia committed these heinous crimes in one day and within a limited geographical area is unequivocal evidence of the criminal, terrorist nature of this militia, which makes it imperative for the international community to deal with it on that basis.
Khartoum, September 29, 2023