At least 16 military members and several civilians were killed on Sunday in the heaviest clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan since 2016, reigniting concern about stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas to world markets.
Lakes state is awash with illegal guns in the hands of the civil population. Several attempts by state authorities to disarm civilians have not borne fruits, leading to casualties on both civilians and soldiers.
The press service of the northern region of Sughd bordering Kyrgyzstan said 19 people were killed including six soldiers, while 87 people were injured. The statement brings to 55 the total number of dead, with another 270 people wounded.
The mosque compound in the Israeli-annexed Old City of east Jerusalem has previously seen clashes and violence between Palestinians and Israelis, particularly during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which draws tens of thousands of worshippers to Al Aqsa.
The UAE has called upon all concerned parties in Sudan to exercise restraint. UAE-based airlines have announced cancellation of their flights to Sudan from April 15 to April 17 due to a deteriorating situation of civil unrest in Khartoum.
Those tensions had delayed a deal with political parties to get the country back to its short-lived transition to democracy, which was derailed by an October 2021 military coup.
"On the night of Eid al-Fitr, several areas of Khartoum were bombed and are still exposed to shelling and clashes between the armed forces and the RSF," the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said in a statement.
Ferocious clashes erupted on Thursday night and continued into Friday morning between gunmen from the Al Munif and Al Fahih tribes in the Al Wadi district of Marib, the local government official said on condition of anonymity on Friday.
The army has moved nearly 9,000 people from violence-hit districts to other areas after protesters vandalised shops and businesses, including hotels, and set some homes on fire, said an army officer.