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U.S. evacuates embassy in Sudan

Smoke is seen over Khartoum, Sudan, on Saturday. Associated Press/Photo by Marwan Ali

U.S. evacuates embassy in Sudan

Special operations forces early on Sunday evacuated 70 employees from the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, but the U.S. government said it was too dangerous to evacuate thousands of private American citizens from the country. Intense fighting broke out between two rival Sudanese military factions on April 15.

What are other countries doing? Britain’s armed forces also pulled its country’s diplomats from Sudan. Italy and France are evacuating any of their citizens who want to leave, as well as some people from other countries. French officials said President Emmanuel Macron and his foreign minister received safety guarantees for the evacuation operations from both Sudanese military factions, but at least one attack on a French convoy has been reported.

Dig deeper: Read A.S. Ibrahim’s column in WORLD Opinions about what caused the fighting in Sudan.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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