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US, UK, France, others evacuate citizens from Sudan

Convoy suspected to be evacuating UN staff from Sudan

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Some countries have started evacuating their citizens and diplomats from Sudan as the warring factions intensify battle in Khartoum, the Sudanese Capital.

On Sunday, the US and the UK evacuated their citizens from the war ravaged area.

According to the BBC, the US have already evacuated 100 of its citizens and nationals from Sudan.

BBC quoted a US top military official, Lt Gen Douglas Sims as saying that over 100 US troops from the Navy Seals and Army Special Forces flew from Djibouti to Ethiopia and then into Sudan before successfully evacuating their citizens.

Similarly, France has also taken steps to evacuate its citizens from Khartoum to Djibouti.

The French government said its military, based in Djibouti, was involved in the operation, and are also evacuating citizens and nationals of other EU and allied countries.

The UK, on Sunday, had also evacuated its citizens and diplomats from Sudan.

Although there are still many of its citizens in the war ravaged area, the UK has appealed to them to tell its foreign office their location for easy evacuation.

Meanwhile, other European countries including Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Japan and the Netherlands have also announced that they were on the verge of evacuating their citizens from the troubled North African country.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tony Okerafor