First evacuation plane from Sudan landed in Berlin

The planes first landed in Jordan.

First evacuation plane from Sudan landed in Berlin

The planes first landed in Jordan. After the landing of two machines, each with 101 and 113 people on board, in Jordan on Sunday evening and during the night, "at 2:25 a.m. the third Bundeswehr machine with around 100 people on board" landed in Jordan on Monday morning, said a spokesman for the Bundeswehr Operations Command AFP news agency.

Overall, "both German citizens and members of other nations" were flown out with the three Airbus A400M aircraft. The evacuations "worked well". "The onward journey of the evacuated citizens of other nations will be coordinated with the states concerned," said the Operations Command.

In view of the escalating violence in Khartoum, Germany and numerous other countries had launched evacuation operations for their nationals in the north-east African country, including France, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The United States and Great Britain had previously flown out embassy staff from Khartoum.

In Sudan, units of the army and the paramilitary RSF militia have been fighting each other for more than a week. An agreement to integrate the RSF militia into the armed forces had previously failed. More than 420 people have been killed and more than 3,700 injured in the fighting. Several agreed ceasefires were broken.

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