Sudan National Museum seized in clashes in Sudan

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Clashes between the army and the paramilitary Rapd Support Forces (RSF) continue in Sudan. In the clashes that intensified in Khartoum, the Sudan National Museum, where historical artifacts are exhibited, was captured by the RSF. The museum took action to protect valuable artifacts, including mummies. 

As the clashes between the army and the paramilitary force Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continue in Sudan, RSF forces seized the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum, the capital of the country, where historical artifacts from different eras are exhibited.

Ikhlas Abdellatif, Deputy Director of the National Museum of Sudan, said in a statement that RSF forces entered the museum on Friday and forced the security forces out of the museum and took control of the museum. Abdellatif said that they took action to protect valuable artifacts in the museum, including mummies from ancient times.

On the other hand, RSF forces broadcast a video message while in the museum, saying that they did not damage the artifacts. RSF forces invited Sudanese officials to the museum to see the final state of the artifacts, Ihlas News Agency reported.

The Sudan National Museum, housed in a large building on the banks of the Nile River in the center of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, houses stone-age artifacts, mummies dating back to 2500 BC, valuable relics, historical artifacts, statues from Islam and Christian religions, pottery and ancient murals.

Source: Ihlas News Agency

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