Sudan is further descending into chaos as the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) broke into five prisons and have released convicted war criminals.
The RSF broke into the notorious Kober prison in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum and released the ousted President Omar al-Bashir along with other top officials.
Several prison guards and officials were killed the police confirmed which took place between 21 to 24 April.
Warlord Ahmed Haroun has always been loyal to Omar al Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for organising armed militia groups to attack pro-democracy protestors in Khartoum, in the last days of Al Bashir rule and his National Congress Party in 2019.
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Al Bashir was sentenced for war crimes which included genocide during the conflict in Darfur which at the time was witness to scenes from hell as the Janjaweed were armed and funded and literally wiped out families and small settlements and villages.
Now the escaped prisoners which consists of “murderers” are running around killing people in the streets of Khartoum and Samar Eltayeb, from Birmingham described the situation like the horror film the Purge.
Gunfire and RPGs can be heard across the Sudanese capital with tanks lining the roads making it impossible for trapped foreign citizens to escape to the safety of the airports.
Prisoners running rampant, gunfire in the streets and roads full of tanks have turned Khartoum into a scene from the Purge movie, a student in the capital has said.
Eltayeb who is a medical student said she was woken by gunfire the day fighting started in Sudan.
Sky News reported that she said, “It was so terrifying. The sounds kept getting louder and it was as if they were right outside the dorm.”
Two days later, a relative picked her up, she said, “As we were driving, the actual main road was closed because there were so many tanks.”
She was waiting for instruction from the British government, then said it is now unable to drive to the evacuation airfield because their cars “have no gas and the petrol stations are empty.”
“There’ll be constant flights within the next few days, but if I can’t find gas to get there, then I’m stuck.”
She said that her friends do not have the option to leave, she explained, “A lot of people are kind of just doomed. There’s no way they can escape.”