Clashes renew in Sudan’s capital as truce expires
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Clashes renew in Sudan’s capital as truce expires

Clashes renewed between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in parts of Khartoum on Wednesday.

This is coming after the latest 72-hour truce ended at 6.00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT).

Eyewitnesses said SAF warplanes flew over southern areas of Khartoum and bombarded a major RSF camp there.

The warplanes also attacked RSF targets in Bahri town, north of Khartoum.

Violent clashes also took place north of Omdurman City, west of Khartoum.

There were reports of sounds of explosions being heard near the SAF’s Engineers Corps base, west of Omdurman.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia and the United States announced in a joint statement that representatives of the SAF and RSF had agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire, beginning on Sunday at 6.00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT).

The statement said parties agreed that during cease-fire, they would refrain from attacks and use of military aircraft or drones.

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They also agreed to stop artillery strikes, reinforcement of positions and resupply of forces, or seek military advantage.

They also agreed to allow the unimpeded movement and delivery of humanitarian assistance throughout the country.

Since May 6, Saudi Arabia and the United States have been sponsoring talks between the Sudanese warring parties in Jeddah, Saudi Arabian.

Several truces have been reached since then, but both sides have accused each other of violating them.

Sudan has been witnessing deadly armed clashes between the SAF and the RSF in Khartoum and other areas since April 15.

The clashes have left over 3,000 people dead and more than 6,000 others injured, according to the Sudanese Health Ministry. (Xinhua)


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