U.S. Special Forces Evacuate Sudan Embassy; Thousands Of American Citizens Left Behind

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U.S. Special Forces have evacuated the U.S. Embassy in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum as fighting continues between Sudan’s military and the rival paramilitary Rapid Security Forces (RSF).  Three MH-47 helicopters airlifted the remaining 70 employees of the embassy and flew them to Ethiopia.  Before the evacuation, the embassy issued an alert that  “due to the uncertain security situation in Khartoum and closure of the airport, it is not currently safe to undertake a U.S. government-coordinated evacuation of private U.S. citizens.”  According to the embassy, there are an estimated 16,000 American citizens that remain in Sudan.  The evacuation of the embassy was prompted by an attack on an American embassy convoy last week. Multiple attempts at a cease-fire in the fighting have failed and an estimated 400 people have been killed so far.