Sudan: Despite reports of gunfire, the Sudan ceasefire fails to restrain fighting
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza MAMOS Nigeria
Hours after an international truce was supposed to begin, fighting continued in Sudan as forces loyal to rival generals fought for important parts of the capital and accused one another of breaking the cease-fire.
More than four days of fighting between army units loyal to Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s transitional governing sovereign council, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, who is the council’s deputy head, have resulted in at least 185 deaths and more than 1,800 injuries. Their fight for control has wrecked a shift to regular citizen rule and raised fears of a more extensive struggle.
Any expectations of help were raised on Tuesday when a 24-hour truce was concurred after US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, independently called Hemedti and Burhan to communicate “grave worry” about regular citizen passings and to encourage them to consent to a truce.
However, fighting continued for hours after the ceasefire was established. Residents of Khartoum reported hearing gunfire and explosions in various parts of the capital, particularly in the vicinity of the Republican Palace and the military headquarters.
The Sudan Doctors’ Syndicate’s Atiya Abdulla Atiya informed The Associated Press that “the fighting remains under way.” We are constantly hearing gunfire.
It comes as a significant guide association says offering compassionate types of assistance in the Sudanese capital is almost unimaginable.