By Ononye VC
Another citizen of the United States has died in Sudan during the brutal fighting between rival military factions, the White House has confirmed.
US National Security spokesman, John Kirby, told reporters the administration is still “actively” trying to get trapped Americans out after a week of terrifying violence, according to a report by Daily Mail.
He did not provide much detail on how the American died but said the fighting had subsided.
The Joe Biden administration has been under fire for its response to rescuing over 16,000 citizens trapped in the war-torn country, with critics drawing comparisons to the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal in August 2021.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, however, said earlier this week that only “dozens” of Americans wanted to leave.
Kirby said the US government did not have a specific number of Americans that had left, and only knew of those who had asked for help.