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Sudan: Heavy clashes ahead of weeklong cease-fire

Update : 23 May 2023, 01:20

The country's warring parties continued to fight each other, hours ahead of a cease-fire deal brokered by Washington and Riyadh. Previous truces struck during the past weeks of the conflict have been repeatedly breached.

Sudan's armed forces and the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continued to face off on Monday in the capital Khartoum, hours ahead of a fresh cease-fire agreement due to last for a week.

The cease-fire, brokered by Saudi Arabia and the US, is the first to have been physically signed by representatives of the warring parties. The mediating states thus have hope that unlike previous cease-fire agreements since the fighting started on April 15, this one will be upheld.

It is meant to pave the way for humanitarian relief, in a conflict which has thus fur left hundreds killed and uprooted over a million.

 

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