(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House, confirmed the demise of a second American citizen in Sudan on Wednesday.
Kirby informed the media during a live chat that the unidentified American had passed away on Tuesday.
“We offer the family our sincere sympathies,” he said.
“We continue to make it abundantly clear at the highest levels of our government that the leadership of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces is accountable for ensuring the protection of civilians and noncombatants, including individuals from third countries and aid workers who are trying to save lives.”
As Sudan’s security deteriorated in the latter part of last week, the United States withdrew its diplomatic personnel; however, thousands of citizens were left behind.
Joe Biden has left AMERICAN CIVILIANS to fend for themselves in Sudan!!!
It is being reported that TWO Americans have died due to the conflict, with hundreds more STRANDED!!! pic.twitter.com/BAUdpMyn95
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) April 26, 2023
The State Department emphasized in a security notice on Tuesday that it is now unsafe to carry out a U.S. government-coordinated evacuation of private U.S. persons “due to the uncertain security situation in Khartoum and closure of the airport.”
Instead, it suggested that the roughly 16,000 Americans in Sudan stay in safe places.
To make matters worse, Kirby made this statement about the estimation of Americans left behind:
"16,000 Americans still in Sudan — what do we know about their condition? Are any further evacuation efforts planned?"
JOHN KIRBY: "We don't have great confidence in that number precisely" pic.twitter.com/Ad6WMuDr7h
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 24, 2023
While the United States claims that it is too hazardous to evacuate its citizens, other nations—including France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Holland, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, Jordan, South Africa, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia—are moving through with the process.
As paramilitary violence has raged in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum for the past week, various nations have taken radically different actions to evacuate their people and embassy staff.
In recent weeks, at least two Americans have died in Sudan.
The U.S. embassy is urging people in Sudan to shelter in place as two rival generals battle for control of the country, leaving 16,000 Americans stranded in the war zone.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) April 24, 2023
In a helicopter mission over the weekend, the U.S. sent special SEAL commandos to evacuate some 70 embassy employees, drawing criticism for doing so while claiming to not carry out a similar operation for thousands of civilian individuals.
The State Department released details on available border crossings and the procedures at each location for people interested in escaping Sudan.
It also warned that fighting was ongoing and that numerous routes were hazardous and unpredictable. The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum received orders on Saturday to cease operations and leave the nation.
According to Ambassador John Bass, undersecretary of state for management, “The only way we could do this safely for all of our diplomatic personnel was to rely on the capabilities of our military colleagues.”
Three MH-47 Chinook helicopters carrying elite SEAL commandos took off from Djibouti to Ethiopia. They refueled before continuing to Khartoum, Sudan, for a three-hour journey.
According to Lt. Gen. D.A. Sims, director of operations at the Joint Staff, “the operation was swift and clean, with service members spending less than an hour on the ground in Khartoum.”
The helicopters arrived in Khartoum without suffering damage and took the embassy staffers out of the country without incident.
Most U.S. assistance for Americans still living in Sudan is restricted to phone and online support.
More than 700 people, including 200 Germans and hundreds more from more than 20 other countries, were evacuated from Sudan, according to the German military ministry on Tuesday.
Why are grass-root veteran groups being asked by the U.S. government to go help Americans trapped in Sudan (on their own dime)? A job our own government should be doing. pic.twitter.com/6jbm1rCetm
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) April 25, 2023
According to reports, France evacuated more than 500 people from 41 nations. To continue evacuation efforts, the French government announced it would keep a Navy frigate at the main Red Sea port for Sudan.
To evacuate citizens from an airport outside of Khartoum, the United Kingdom is utilizing its troops.
According to a state-run news source, Saudi Arabia evacuated roughly 2,150 individuals from Sudan via ship, including 114 Saudi citizens and more than 2,000 evacuees from 62 other countries.
More than 1,500 Egyptians have been removed from Sudan. Additionally, its government declared that it would postpone sending a diplomatic mission to remove embassy personnel from Sudan until all citizens who desired to leave had been evacuated.
Sudan is currently in total turmoil as rival factions fight to gain power.
Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, commander of the Sudanese National Armed Forces, and Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, commander of a paramilitary organization known as the Rapid Support Forces, are at the center of a power struggle.
Due to international pressure, the two parties have agreed to several cease-fire or truce agreements. However, numerous have been damaged, and gunfire has erupted throughout the city.
Biden has no plans to rescue Americans stranded in Sudan. This is the same cowardly strategy this administration implemented with Americans and allies in Afghanistan.
— CNN This Morning (@CNNThisMorning) April 27, 2023
This is a developing story.
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