Europe News Desk!! Several countries have evacuated their diplomats and citizens from the Sudanese capital as fierce fighting continues in Khartoum. The US and Britain announced on Sunday that they had sent their diplomats out of the country, while France, Germany, Italy and Spain said they also plan to evacuate their people there from Sudan, according to a BBC report. are making. Two C-130J aircraft of the Indian Air Force are currently on standby at Jeddah, while INS Sumedha has also reached Port Sudan to evacuate Indians from war-torn Sudan. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement, we are monitoring the situation in Sudan. We are also closely coordinating with various partners for the safe movement of Indians who are stranded in Sudan and want to be evacuated. US officials said they evacuated about 100 people from their country in three Chinook helicopters on Sunday morning.
The UK government also managed to get British diplomats and their families out of the country. The British broadcaster reported that Foreign Secretary James Cleverley said that the options for evacuating British citizens remaining in Sudan were limited. Egypt has evacuated 436 Egyptian nationals from Sudan. Iraq has announced that it has managed to evacuate 14 Iraqi citizens from Khartoum to safety in the Port Sudan area. Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry had announced on Saturday that more than 150 people, including diplomats and officials from Sudan, had been evacuated to Jeddah. In the operation carried out by the Saudi Arabian naval forces with the support of other branches of the military, 91 Saudi nationals and around 66 nationals from 12 other countries including India were evacuated from Sudan. Citizens of Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Tunisia, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Philippines, Canada, Faso have also been evacuated. Clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) in the capital Khartoum and surrounding towns continued for the ninth day due to disagreements over the integration of the RSF into the army.
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