Thousands of Civilians Killed in Sudan By Militia Groups

More than 1,000 civilians were killed last week in Sudan by fighters from a paramilitary group and allied Arab militias.

Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and its allied militias swarmed Ardamata, a camp for displaced people, after they attacked a nearby military base.

The attacks comes after a civil war erupted in the country last spring between the RSF and Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).

According to the U.S. Treasury Department, the RSF engages in “the massacre of civilians, ethnic killings, and use of sexual violence.”

The EU said that there were “credible eyewitness reports (that) more than a thousand members of the Masalit community were killed in Ardamta, West Darfur, in just over two days, during major attacks carried out by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and its affiliated militias.”

“These latest atrocities are seemingly part of a wider ethnic cleansing campaign conducted by the RSF with the aim to eradicate the non-Arab Masalit community from West Darfur, and comes on top of the first wave of large violence in June,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.

From The Daily Wire:

The two groups were aligned in the past until “its outgrown influence and the ambitions of its leader, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan, put the two sides in direct confrontation,” The New York Times reported. The war erupted after Hamdan and SAF military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan removed a transitional government in 2021 with a military coup.