Khartoum, Sudan – (African Boulevard News) – The United States has successfully evacuated private citizens from Sudan for the first time since the outbreak of violence in the capital. The evacuation came amid widespread demonstrations and violence in the streets of Khartoum, which began after opposing military factions started clashing this year, long after the overthrow of Al-Bashir
According to officials, 200 to 300 American citizens and permanent residents were evacuated from Sudan via a bus convoy that traveled 500 miles to reach the Red Sea via Port Sudan. The operation was conducted by the US Department of State, and it was carried out smoothly without any significant issues.
The decision to evacuate private US citizens from Sudan was taken as a result of the deteriorating security situation in Khartoum. The violence that has been ongoing since the fight began weeks ago, has been escalating.
The US Embassy in Sudan had earlier issued a warning for its citizens to leave the country due to the deteriorating security situation. The embassy also advised Americans to only travel to Sudan if it is necessary, and to take precautions when doing so.
The successful evacuation of private US citizens from Sudan is a significant development, as it shows that the US government is taking the situation in Sudan seriously. It also sends a message to other US citizens who may still be in the country that the US government is concerned about their safety and is taking steps to protect them.
The evacuation has been welcomed by many US citizens who had been stranded in Sudan, who say that they are relieved to be out of harm’s way. A spokesperson for the US Department of State said that the evacuation was a “testament to the hard work and dedication” of embassy staff in Sudan.
In conclusion, the successful evacuation of private US citizens from Sudan is a significant step towards ensuring the safety of US citizens in the country. It is hoped that the situation in Sudan will improve soon so that citizens of all countries can go about their daily lives without fear of violence.