Canada ends evacuation flights due to “dangerous conditions” in Sudan

Madrid, 1 (Europe Press)

Anand repeated the government’s warning to avoid the airport north of the capital, Khartoum, and indicated that there would be no more military flights due to “volatile and dangerous conditions on the ground”.

“Given the grave circumstances and in line with decisions made by our allies, no more Canadian flights are planned from Wadi Saydna Airport and Canadian Armed Forces personnel are outside the airport,” he said.

“There was significant ground fire in the area,” Canadian Joint Operations Commander Bob Otterlonney told Canada’s CBC.

“However, our work is not finished and the Canadian government is working with partners to find other possible ways for these citizens to leave Sudan by land,” the minister added.

Canadians are relocating and there are commercial evacuation options, Canada’s Chief of Defense reports, as reported by the aforementioned TV channel.

The UK, which had also announced a temporary suspension of any new departures, was forced to rectify this Sunday and schedule a new evacuation flight after controversy over the “abandonment” denounced by Britons caught up in the conflict in Sudan.

And London, on Sunday, had reported the departure of the last of the 21 flights that were organized to evacuate British citizens from Sudan in the face of the crisis that erupted due to the confrontation between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, despite the recognition of the presence of British citizens. in the country.

During this day, the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces announced their intention to extend the ceasefire agreed upon between the two parties for another 72 hours, which ended at midnight on Sunday.

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