Ceasefire in Sudan appealed by the UN Secretary-General on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr aimed at the warring factions. Antonio Guterres, the current UN Chief had expressed his concerns on the Ceasefire in Sudan earlier on the recent unrest that Sudan is currently experiencing, and his statement is believed to be aimed towards allowing civilians to reach safe areas as rival forces battled for a sixth day on Thursday.
Ceasefire In Sudan – The conflict rages on
The Latest news update is, more than 330 people have been killed so far in the violent power struggle which broke out last weekend between two previously allied leaders of Sudan’s ruling military junta. The fiercest battles between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been around Khartoum – one of Africa’s largest urban areas – and in Darfur, still scarred by a long conflict that ended three years ago.
Guterres, speaking to reporters on the present Ceasefire in Sudan after meeting virtually with the heads of the African Union, the Arab League and other organizations, said: “There was a strong consensus on condemning ongoing fighting in Sudan and calling for the cessation of hostilities as an immediate priority”. Civilians trapped in conflict zones should be allowed to escape and to seek medical treatment, food and other supplies, he said.
The Background of the Conflict and Ceasefire In Sudan
Sudanese army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan told Al Jazeera he would support a truce on condition it allowed citizens to move freely – something he said the RSF had so far prevented. He also said he currently saw no partner for negotiations, and “no other option but the military solution”. His rival, RSF leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, told Al Jazeera he was ready to implement a three-day truce over Eid as a temporary Ceasefire in Sudan, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and will start on Friday or Saturday. Dagalo, widely known as Hemedti, has said several times he supports short ceasefires but each has quickly collapsed.
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