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Sudan: Fighting rages in Khartoum despite efforts by mediators to end it

Maybe his warring sides Sudan to be in Saudi Arabia for peace talks, but violent clashes between the military and paramilitaries in Khartoum continue as normal.

The same time, international mediators are doing their best to bring an end to the hostilitieswhich have already been going on for three weeks.

The initiative by the US and Saudi Arabia is the first serious such effort to to put an end to the clashes between the regular army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that have turned parts of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, into war zones and derailed an internationally-backed plan to transition to civilian rule after years of unrest and insurgency.

The battles since mid-April they have claimed hundreds of lives and injured thousands morehave disrupted the mission of humanitarian aid and have forced 100,000 people to flee as refugees abroad.

While mediators seek a path to peace, the two sides have made it clear that they will only discuss an armistice on humanitarian grounds and not negotiate an end to the war.

Confirming the involvement of his forces, RSF leader Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, known as Hamedi, said he hoped the talks would achieve the stated goal of ensuring safe passage for civilians.

Hamedi has vowed to capture or kill army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan while there are signs on the ground that both sides remain unwilling to make concessions to end the bloodshed.

Source: News Beast

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