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Hospitals overflowing in besieged Sudanese city as final battle looms

Dozens of people were killed in fighting in the Sudanese town of El Fashir this weekend, a civil society group said Sunday, raising fears for more than 2.5 million civilians trapped there as paramilitary forces encircle the city - the last one in the region outside their control.

"Today was one of toughest days we have ever witnessed ... The attack was from three directions," wrote a member of the city's Emergency Response Room in a message to The Washington Post. "The fighting was inside the populated areas, all kinds of weapons were used."

At least 38 civilians were killed, 189 injured and "many houses" destroyed, he said. "The hospital is calling for blood donations, they say the numbers of wounded are over their capacity."


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