U.S. Embassy Staff Evacuated from the Capital of Sudan

Special Forces Work to Quickly Evacuate Embassy Staff From Its Headquarters.

The recent evacuation of approximately 70 American embassy staffers in Khartoum, Sudan was conducted by U.S. special operations forces, as helicopters arrived on the ground in less than an hour. There were no major casualties reported, and no shots were fired. Washington has decided to stop its current U.S. mission indefinitely.

Though there is no staff remaining, there are still an estimated 16,000 private American citizens in Sudan, and the U.S. stressed that presently it is too dangerous to facilitate any extensive evacuation missions. U.S. Africa Command and Chairman of Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley, stated that he has been in contact with the military factions previously and during the operation to guarantee a safe passage in carrying out the evacuation. Under Secretary of State John Bass said that Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Security Forces did not entirely assist in the U.S. evacuation.”

“They cooperated to the extent that they did not fire on our service members in the course of the operation,” Under Secretary Bass said.

The fighting between two rival Sudanese commanders has continued for almost two weeks. This has left the main international airport closed indefinitely and has allowed the unmonitored country roads in control of armed men.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Austin as he oversees the military response to the conflict in Sudan.
  • For the people of Sudan and the American citizens that are trapped by the warring Sudanese factions.

Sources: Newsmax, Military Times


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