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Fighting pursues in Sudan despite truce between rival forces
April 29, 2023

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In Sudan, the fighting between the army and a rival paramilitary force continued despite the announcement of a 72-hour ceasefire extension on Friday.

The sounds of air strikes, anti-aircraft weaponry and artillery could be heard in Khartoum and dark smoke rose over parts of the city, as fighting entered a third week.

The strikes by air, tanks and artillery rocked Khartoum and the adjacent cities of Bahri and Ombdurman.

The army has been deploying jets or drones on RSF in neighbourhoods across the capital.

According to the United Nations, more than 75,000 people have been internally displaced within Sudan just in the first week of the fighting.

The latest ceasefire, brokered by foreign powers, is supposed to last until Sunday at midnight.

Meanwhile, South Sudan has offered to host peace talks, and the army has agreed to send representatives to the talks.