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WATCH: Civilian deaths rise as generals fight for power in Sudan

People in several Sudanese cities, including the capital, are sheltering in place for a third day as the country’s army and a powerful rival force battle for control of the country. Over 180 people had been killed and over 1,800 more wounded, according to a U.N. official.

Because of continued fighting in the capital city of Khartoum, the death toll could be much higher as some bodies have yet to be recovered.

The two forces at conflict are lead by generals who each have tens of thousands of fighters supporting them. Diplomats from the U.S., European Union, African Union and Arab nations called for an immediate ceasefire.

Sudan has a long history of military coups, but fighting in Khartoum and Omdurman across the Nile River were unprecedented.

Read more about the conflict at the link in our bio.

This post was produced and edited by Tim McPhillips, Matt Rasnic, Julia Griffin and Yasmeen Alamiri.
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