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Sudanese shelter in fear as generals battle for power

By Nicholas Bariyo and Gabriele Steinhauser

17 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

The WSJ reports on the struggle for power in Sudan, where top generals have been jostling for control for weeks. The battle exploded into warfare over the weekend, leaving almost 100 civilians dead.

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Jet fighters and military helicopters roared in the skies above Sudan’s capital and residents sheltered at home from gunfire and explosions, as a lethal power battle between the country’s top generals dragged into a third day Monday.

The Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a medical union, said its members had counted at least 97 civilians killed and nearly 1,000 people injured across Sudan since Saturday, when tensions that had been building for weeks between Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the country’s de facto head of state, and his deputy, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, erupted into warfare.

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