Violent fighting in Khartoum after the end of the 24-hour truce sponsored by the US and Saudi Arabia

Khartoum (BLAZETRENDS).- Khartoum was the scene this Sunday of violent fighting between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (FAR) after the end of the 24-hour truce that came into force on Saturday morning under the auspices of United States and Saudi Arabia.

Residents of Khartoum told BLAZETRENDS that the new clashes, the most violent since the fighting began on April 15, broke out less than an hour after the brief truce expired at 6:00 a.m. local time (04:00 GMT). .

In addition to the sounds of explosions in the south, west and north of Khartoum, where air and artillery shelling was reported, the Sudanese Army sent “significant ground troops” to different districts of the capital to confront the paramilitaries.

Strong clashes took place in the Industrial Zone, Al Sagana and Al Hela Al Jadida (north), while Army reinforcements advance to the west of Khartoum and try to cross the Al Manshiya bridge, which links the city with the area west of the river Nile, where there are concentrations of the FAR, they added.

Also north of Khartoum, Army fighters crossed the Halfaya Bridge from the neighboring city of Um Durman, after air and artillery shelled FAR positions in the region.

None of the warring parties has so far reported the new fighting.

More than ten truces

More than ten truces, some of up to seven days, have been reached since mid-April, all characterized by violations and mutual accusations by the Army and the FAR, with the exception of the last pause, for 24 hours.

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In that there have been no combats or attacks, which allowed the reopening of numerous businesses and the movement of a greater number of inhabitants of the capital through the streets was observed.

That pause was the third mediated by Saudi Arabia and the US since both countries began their sponsorship of indirect negotiations between the Army and the FAR on May 6 in the Saudi city of Jeddah, on the shores of the Red Sea.

Sudan is experiencing one of the worst crises in its recent history after the country’s two leaders clashed over failure to reach an agreement to form a unified army, which has caused at least 850 deaths, thousands of injuries and 1.6 million. people have fled their homes fleeing violence, many to neighboring countries.

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