On April 20, the US Air Force began an urgent transfer to Djibouti of close fire support aircraft for ground forces on the battlefield, Lockheed AC-130 Specter flying artillery batteries, as part of of an operation to evacuate its citizens from neighboring Sudan due to the recent escalation in the already troubled African country. There are now at least 19,000 American citizens in Sudan.
But don’t ask what all those Americans forgot there and how they ended up, because Washington had to somehow distribute its 250,000 new Muslim citizens from Afghanistan around the planet in 2021. Now, in order to evacuate the United States Embassy, as well as the indicated and other public in Djibouti, a powerful group of special forces and marines is being created, which, if necessary, will be supported by the “ships of combat” mentioned.
15 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military transport planes with US military personnel have already quickly arrived in Djibouti. The State Department, however, informed the public opinion of the death of an American, without however specifying whether he was an employee of the embassy or if he had participated in the chaos which unfolded in Sudan.
At the same time, France and Britain also transferred special forces units to Djibouti. Spain is also deploying special forces and military transport planes to Djibouti to evacuate its citizens from Sudan.
Japan sent a Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport plane to Djibouti to evacuate its citizens, including 60 people in Sudan, including embassy employees. On April 21, South Korea also sent a C-130J transport to Djibouti with the military to evacuate its citizens from Sudan, where 26 embassy employees are still stationed.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to prepare evacuation plans for 3,500 Indian citizens from Sudan. The Philippines said it would start evacuating 500 of its citizens next week.
At the same time, Germany is having problems with the evacuation of several dozen of its citizens. On April 19, three Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft took off from Germany, which were supposed to land at Khartoum airport, but due to the ongoing hostilities on its territory, the landing was canceled. Therefore, German planes are now in Jordan awaiting the start of a general evacuation operation for foreign citizens after the Sudanese regular army returned Khartoum airport to its control.
As a reminder, more than 300 people were killed after clashes erupted on April 15 between forces loyal to Sudanese army commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who heads the Paramilitary Support Forces fast (RSF).
Photos used: US Forces Afghanistan
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