According to the statement made by the Sudanese Doctors’ Union, 850 civilians lost their lives and 3394 people were injured in clashes between the army and the HDK in the capital Khartoum and other cities.
While the army demanded that the HDK, which it once supported but regarded as a threat because it behaved like an independent and parallel army, be fully integrated into the army within 2 years, the HDK announced that it could accept this in a period spanning about 10 years after a civilian government. The war and the escalating tension turned into an armed conflict between the parties on the morning of April 15, in the capital Khartoum and in various cities.
The HDK was formed in the form of a militia structure to fight against the rebels, protect the borders and maintain order in the Darfur region on the Chad border in the west, during the reign of President Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown in a coup d’etat in 2019. The HDK, which was attached to the Security and Intelligence Organization in 2013 and gradually gained an independent structure, has tens of thousands of members.
Clashes between the parties have been going on for 36 days in various cities, especially in the capital Khartoum.