Three-day ceasefire in Sudan
Defence Redefined
Published on 22/04/2023 at 10:27

Sudan’s military announced on Friday afternoon that it had agreed to a three-day ceasefire starting today so the Sudanese people could celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which ends the holy month of Ramadan.

The Armed Forces hope that the rebels will abide by all terms of the ceasefire agreement and stop military actions hindering the same, the Army states in its announcement.

Earlier today, the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which has been fighting the Army for almost a week, also announced it had agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire.

Spanish military aircraft are on standby and ready to evacuate some 60 Spanish citizens and around 20 civilians from other countries from Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, amid armed conflict there, Foreign Minister Manuel Albares said on Friday.

The fighting that broke out six days ago in Sudan has killed at least 413 people and injured 3,551 others, according to the World Health Organization.

With no ceasefire agreement reached, foreign countries, including the United States, have been unable to remove their citizens from Sudan.

However, military planes are ready to proceed with the evacuation of civilians and will act at the earliest opportunity, it added.

Also read: Sudan | New ceasefire effort – The “COSMOS” plan of HNDGS for the evacuation of the Greeks of Sudan




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