Sudan Conflict: The war continues in Sudan. Things are getting dire. In such a situation, countries around the world are worried about their citizens. France has started a campaign to return its citizens. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the United Kingdom successfully evacuated its embassy staff from Sudan. UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the safety of British citizens is a top priority for the UK government.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told that the armed forces have brought back diplomats and their families from Sudan. He lauded the British diplomats and military personnel who carried out the operation. He also urged for the implementation of a ceasefire in Sudan.
The Prime Minister said we are working to end the bloodshed in Sudan and ensure the safety of remaining British nationals.
UK armed forces have completed a complex and rapid evacuation of British diplomats and their families from Sudan, amid a significant escalation in violence and threats to embassy staff.
I pay tribute to the commitment of our diplomats and bravery of the military personnel who…
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) April 23, 2023
So many young men were ready for the operation
Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace said the UK armed forces were carrying out a military operation with the US, France and other allies. British Embassy staff and their dependents have been safely evacuated from Khartoum. The operation involved over 1200 British personnel from the 16 Air Assault Brigade, Royal Marines and the RAF. The secretary has saluted the bravery of the soldiers.
There was a ceasefire for 72 hours on Eid
Actually, there is a situation of conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Force (RSF) for the last two weeks. So far more than 300 people have died. About four thousand people have been injured. The war was suspended for 72 hours on the festival of Eid. There were heavy explosions and clashes in Khartoum on Saturday, mainly near the military headquarters and the presidential palace.
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