Around 320 Sudanese soldiers have fled fighting in their country and crossed the border to surrender to the Chadian army, Chad’s defense minister announced Wednesday.
Elements of the Sudanese army, including 320 gendarmes, police and military personnel, have entered Chadian territory, where “all have been disarmed and confined,” General Daoud Yaya Brahim said while speaking at a press conference.
“This war does not concern us,” he was quoted as saying by local online media outlet N’Djaména Actu.
He also expressed Chad’s inability to contain an eventual spread of the conflict, which would lead to “account rigging, theft and communal conflicts.”
Chad decided to close its borders with Sudan on Saturday after clashes broke out between rival military factions in the neighboring country.
Since then, Chad’s head of state, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, has held conversations with the belligerents, inviting them to a cease-fire and dialogue.
Fighting broke out early Saturday between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group in the capital Khartoum, with gunfire and bombs heard near the army headquarters and presidential palace.
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