This clashes between the army Sudan and the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (FAR) though this continued in Khartoum on Friday. ceasefire in effectended on Saturday and suspension of negotiations between both parties for repeatedly violating the agreed ceasefires.
Witnesses told EFE that heavy artillery and shelling echoed in the Sudanese capital and in neighboring Khartoum North and south of Um Durman, where the main FAR garrisons are located.
Likewise, warplanes flew over the area east of the Nile where they were stationed. paramilitary unitsThose who accuse the Armed Forces of attacking their positions despite the ceasefire reached on 20 May, which will expire on Saturday afternoon.
Despite the multiple ceasefires agreed upon and the warring parties’ commitments to allow conflict, the violence has never ceased since the fighting began on April 15. access to humanitarian aid and to protect the civilian populationthose most affected by the conflict.
Violation of this latest ceasefire was the reason why Saudi Arabia and the United States, which mediated the dialogue between the Army and FAR representatives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, suspended talks on Thursday.
The measure was taken on the day 18 people were killed, despite calls from the international community. the safety of civilians is guaranteed. Likewise, the Sudanese Army announced on May 31 that it was withdrawing from the negotiations, accusing the paramilitaries of not complying with the ceasefire and the commitments agreed during the negotiations.
Interruption of negotiations, which are temporary in principle, does not constitute a suspension of the ceasefire, even if it has not been respected at any time since its entry into force, but will make a new extension of the cessation of hostilities more difficult.
The conflict in Sudan is at least 850 dead and more than 5,500 injuredand has caused more than 1.3 million people to be internally and externally displaced, according to the United Nations.
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