Egypt evacuates 436 nationals from Sudan amid clashes
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Egypt evacuates 436 nationals from Sudan amid clashes

The Egyptian authorities evacuated on Sunday 436 Egyptian nationals from Sudan as fierce fighting continues in the neighbouring country.

In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said authorities evacuated the nationals via land in coordination with the Sudanese authorities.

According to the statement, the Egyptian diplomatic missions in Khartoum, Port Sudan, and Wadi Halfa area will continue to coordinate with the Egyptian nationals in Sudan to secure their evacuation.

The number of Egyptian citizens in Sudan exceeds 10,000.

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This requires a tight, safe and orderly planned process to ensure their safe evacuation from the conflict-ridden country, the Foreign Ministry announced.

Since the conflict began, Egypt’s flag carrier EgyptAir has suspended its flights to and from Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport.

Clashes between Sudanese army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continue in the capital Khartoum and adjoining cities for the ninth day.

The clashes arose due to disagreement over the RSF’s integration into the army.

According to Sudan’s Health Ministry, deadly clashes have left at least 424 people killed and about 3,730 wounded by Saturday. (Xinhua)


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