Violence continues in Sudan despite the announcement of a truce: the Army accused the paramilitary group of violating the ceasefire

The FAR have not reacted so far to this information, although this morning they confirmed that they adhered to this truce.

He sudanese army accused the powerful paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (FAR) of violate the three-day truce agreed this Friday by the Aid al Fitr, the Muslim holiday, which ends the holy month of Ramadan, in what would be the fifth humanitarian pause that failed shortly after it came into force since the conflict began on the 15th.

“Despite the acceptance by the Armed Forces of a truce that came into force as of today, we have observed several violations carried out by the rebels (referring to the FAR) during the day, such as the attack on the Air Defense headquarters ”, the military units pointed out in a statement.

The source said that the paramilitaries have also occupied a police station during the day, and They have “shot randomly” against the buildings adjacent to the General Command, the vicinity of the Khartoum International Airport and the Presidential Palace, among other vital facilities. He also accused the members of this group led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo “Hemedti” -Sudan’s strongman- of “occupying houses” in the center and south of Khartoum, and “using civilians as human shields to protect their forces.” ”.

The FAR have not reacted so far to this information, although this morning they confirmed that they adhered to this truce.


The warring parties in Sudan had today agreed to a truce of three days in order to allow humanitarian services in a completely collapsed country.

The Sudanese Army led by the president of the Sovereign Council, General Abdelfatah al-Burhansaid in a statement that it adheres to this truce, proposed yesterday, Thursday, by the UN, to “allow citizens to celebrate Eid al Fitr and for the movement of humanitarian services.”

Likewise, the military units hope that the “rebels”, in reference to the powerful paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (FAR), “comply with all the requirements of the truce and stop any military movement that could obstruct it.”

Yesterday, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterresdemanded an immediate truce of at least three days in Sudan that should serve as a first step towards a permanent ceasefire.

In this photo provided by Maheen S, smoke billows into the sky over Khartoum (Maheen S via AP)
In this photo provided by Maheen S , smoke billows into the sky over Khartoum (Maheen S via AP) (Uncredited/)

The FAR, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo “Hemedti” -the strong man of Sudan-, supported this truce since this morning to “open humanitarian corridors with the aim of evacuating citizens and giving them the opportunity to greet their families.”

The humanitarian truce began, for the FAR, at 06:00 local time (04:00 GMT) today, although the Army has not determined a time on a day in which the fighting between the two parties has also continued, as verified EFE.

This is the fifth humanitarian pause and truce which has been attempted since the 15th, but both sides have accused each other of violating all of them.

Displacement and evacuation plans

Between 10,000 and 20,000 people have left the Darfur region (REUTERS/El-Tayeb Siddig)
Between 10,000 and 20,000 people have left the Darfur region (REUTERS/El-Tayeb Siddig) (EL TAYEB SIDDIG/)

UN agencies are already beginning to register displacements and Sudanese seeking refuge in other countries, such as Chad.

The UN Agency for Refugees (Acnur) indicated yesterday that since the conflict began it estimates that between 10,000 to 20,000 people have left the Darfur regionin western Sudan, and have taken refuge in Chad.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokesperson for Sudan, Sofie Karlssson, told the news agency today EFE that they are trying to verify the number of displaced persons since the situation is not entirely clear, although they did confirm the displacement of an undetermined number of Sudanese inside the country.

Meanwhile, the evacuation plans of European countries, such as Spain, are prepared, although European sources who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media assured EFE that for now, the situation is not viable for evacuation due to the fighting.

These same sources indicated that the Spanish community in Sudan, which is estimated at around 80 people, is well and they are all located, although supply problems are beginning to appear due to the week of paralysis in the African country.

After the publication of this information, the Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, affirmed in Berlin that they had entered into “contact with all the Spaniards” and that “everything is ready” for the evacuation of some 60 nationals from Sudan, although he acknowledged that At the moment the conditions are not met for planes to land for this repatriation.

(With information from EFE)

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