The government of Chad announced that its borders with Sudan were closed indefinitely for security reasons.
Chad called for “modesty and calm”, inviting “the warring parties to dialogue”.
The escalation in Sudan came after a series of disagreements between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (HDK) over “military security reform”.
What happened in Sudan?
A verbal fight for several months between Sudanese Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan and HDK Commander General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalu, who were disturbed by the fact that the HDK, which was established to support the army during the ousted President Omar al-Bashir period and gained an official status with certain laws, acts as an independent army. ” was happening.
In a statement on April 13, the Sudanese army stated that the movement of HDK members, acting like a parallel army, in the capital and some cities poses a security risk, and demanded that this step, without the approval of the army, be terminated.
There were reports in the national media on April 12 that HDK was deployed around Meravi Airport and the military base of the army in the north of the country.
Armed clashes broke out between the army and the HDK in the morning hours in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and its various cities.
Clashes continue near the Presidential Palace in the capital Khartoum and in many cities.