White House confirms death of second American in Sudan

The White House confirmed Wednesday the death of a second U.S. citizen in the civil war in Sudan. He is the second American passport holder to be killed in the conflict in the African country.

John Kirby, spokesman for the White House National Security Council, confirmed the second U.S. casualty in statements to the media. "We can confirm the death of a second U.S. citizen yesterday and convey our deepest condolences to the family," he said.

The Oval Office did not disclose the identity of this U.S. citizen. He also declined to release the name of the first victim.

This death comes at a time when the sides involved in the conflict in Sudan established a 72-hour ceasefire, announced on Tuesday. The U.S. evacuated its diplomatic personnel, but not all other U.S. passport holders, as confirmed by Kirby.

Following the operation to evacuate diplomatic personnel, Joe Biden said, "I am receiving regular briefings from my team on their ongoing work to assist Americans in Sudan to the extent possible. We are also working closely with our allies and partners in this effort."