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  • Updated: May 30, 2023

Sudan Conflict: Libyan Embassy Attacked, Looted

Sudan Conflict: Libyan Embassy Attacked, Looted


Libya's foreign ministry on Tuesday condemned an attack on its embassy in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, whose buildings were ransacked and looted.

According to a ministry statement, Tripoli "denounced the assault and looting" of the Libyan embassy building in Khartoum, whose workers had been evacuated owing to the unrest.

The Libyan ministry "calls on the parties to the conflict in Sudan to reject violence and to protect diplomatic representations," in the spirit of the Vienna Convention governing diplomatic relations between States, which "stipulates the obligation to protect embassies and diplomatic missions."

Libya's statement emphasized its "attachment" to Sudan's stability and people, but it also condemned the attacks on diplomatic missions' offices in Sudan's capital.

Last Thursday, the Libyan ministry condemned an attack on the offices of the Libyan military attaché in Khartoum, urging for those guilty to be "identified and prosecuted."

Several nations, notably Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have condemned the looting and assaults on their embassies in Khartoum.

According to the Libyan embassy in Khartoum, the last batch of Libyan people was evacuated from Sudan on May 13.

The first set of 105 persons was evacuated from Port Sudan by the Saudi Navy on April 24, before being repatriated to Libya by a national plane.

Fighting continued in Sudan on Tuesday between General Abdel Fattah al-Burhane's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo, despite the extending of a truce meant to facilitate the delivery of critical humanitarian goods to a country on the verge of starvation.

According to the NGO ACLED, the battle, which began on April 15, has already claimed over 1,800 lives and resulted in almost one and a half million displaced people and refugees.

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