Explosive violence by the Sudanese armed forces

Over the past decade (2014-2023), AOAV has recorded 73 incidents of explosive weapons use attributed to the Sudanese Armed Forces. The recorded attacks span Omar al-Bashir’s iron fisted military rule, until his ousting by a military coup in 2019; three years of military and civilian power sharing until General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s military coup in 2021; and finally Burhan’s own military rule. In that time, the Sudanese military has reportedly killed and injured 1,093 civilians (667 fatalities) and 16 armed actors (3 killed). ​​
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Attacks by the Sudanese armed forces have been recorded in Sudan (1,020 civilian casualties), and South Sudan (73). ​​
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Air launched weapons account for 79% (862) of civilian casualties attributed to the Sudanese Armed Forces. ​​
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The majority of civilian casualties were recorded in Sudanese attacks on urban residential areas, which account for 49% (541) of civilian casualties. Other locations impacted by attacks attributed to the Sudanese Armed Forces include markets (322 civilian casualties), villages (78), multiple urban areas (65), agricultural lands (16), and schools (13).