How Fighting in Sudan’s Capital Differs from Past Military Conflicts (www.nytimes.com)

How Fighting in Sudan’s Capital Differs from Past Military Conflicts

In a country long plagued by rebellions, coups and genocidal violence, the scenes of combat taking place in Sudans capital are notable because, until now, Sudans wars have unfolded on the geographic and political peripheries of the vast African nation.

For decades, Sudans military has waged brutal conflicts in the south, east and west of the country.

That fighting led to the secession of South Sudan in 2011 an International Criminal Court determination that progovernment forces committed genocide in the western region of Darfur the loss of land in a territorial dispute with neighboring Ethiopia and monumental death, displacement and suffering.

Here is a look at some of the other conflicts Sudans army has fought in recent years

Keypoints

    • South Sudanese civil war

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