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Heavy fighting and shelling on the first day of truce in Sudan

A woman on a street in Khartoum

Khartoum (BLAZETRENDS) longest since the conflict began in the country on April 15.

“Our forces clashed today at dawn with the rebels who tried to attack the command of the North Khartoum Military Region,” neighboring the capital, the Armed Forces said in a statement, adding that there were deaths and injuries in the ranks of the FAR, without giving further details.

Faced with these attacks, the Army warned the citizens of the capital to stay “away from the places of the clashes.”

Residents of Khartoum told BLAZETRENDS that this is the “most intense fighting” since the hostilities began, hearing loud explosions at the Palace of the Republic and the Army General Command, in the center of Khartoum, as well as fighting on foot. street in the military area of ​​North Khartoum.

For their part, the paramilitaries affirmed in a statement that the Army violated the humanitarian truce by attacking their “units and residential neighborhoods with indiscriminate artillery and aviation bombardments.”

“The Rapid Support Forces condemn the irresponsible actions of the leaders of the coup forces and the extremist remnants of the defunct regime by violating the declared humanitarian truce and attacking our forces since dawn this Thursday in several of their locations,” they said. the paramilitaries in a note published on their official Twitter account.

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humanitarian pause

These new combats and bombardments take place just a few hours after what is the longest humanitarian pause agreed by both parties and which was announced two days ago by South Sudan, the main mediator in this conflict, went into effect.

The purpose of this truce is to allow aid to enter Sudan, which is experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe according to the UN, and the flight of foreigners and citizens who are still caught in the crossfire.

Likewise, the South Sudanese government indicated that the two leaders in conflict, Abdelfatah al Burhan -leader of the Army- and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo alias “Hemedti” -commander of the FAR- should take advantage of this week to name the spokesmen for their delegations for agreed negotiations of peace.

According to the UN, some 100,000 people have already crossed into other neighboring countries driven by the conflict, which has left at least 550 people, Chad and Egypt being the nations that are receiving the most Sudanese.

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