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Abuses committed in Sudan war including attacks on fleeing civilians - UN report

The UN Human Rights Office has stated that warring sides in Sudan have committed abuses that could amount to war crimes, including indiscriminate attacks on civilian sites such as hospitals, markets, and refugee camps. 

The 10-month conflict has killed thousands and displaced approximately 8 million people.

In the report, Volker Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stated, "Some of these violations would amount to war crimes." He emphasizes that "The guns must be silenced, and civilians must be protected."

The UN report investigates incidents throughout December. 

In addition to the report, Turk's office has stated that they have reviewed "credible" but unconfirmed video evidence that appears to show Sudanese army soldiers parading with decapitated heads of perceived RSF supporters while chanting ethnic slurs. 

Sudan's army has stated the video was "shocking" and that it would investigate the incident. 

Previously, the US formally determined that both the Sudanese army and the RSF had committed war crimes. Both sides have stated that they would investigate these allegations and prosecute any fighters involved.

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