Fighting in Sudan erupts again after short ceasefire 11:14 in Abroad More and more countries are preparing to evacuate their citizens from the country. However, that is difficult because the airport near the capital is closed.

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After a short ceasefire in the night, fighting has resumed in Sudan, reports the DPA news agency, among others.

On Friday, at the initiative of the RSF militia, a ceasefire was declared due to the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, the Eid al-Fitr. That was quickly violated yesterday in the capital Khartoum, but last night it remained relatively quiet.

Today, however, the fighting erupted again. Gunshots and explosions are heard and bombs have been dropped in some places. It is unknown which of the two warring factions is behind the attacks, as is also unclear who started the conflict.

Preparation for evacuation

Many countries are preparing to get embassy staff and citizens out of the country. The United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, among others, say they are making preparations. It is currently impossible to leave the country through the airport in Khartoum because of the fighting.

The Dutch ambassador to Sudan, Irma van Dueren, is in Jordan with colleagues from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense. “From there they maintain contact with the Dutch in Sudan and prepare for all scenarios,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The fighting started last week. Government forces led by Head of State and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan take on the RSF militia led by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. The two were allies, but differ on how the RSF should be part of the government army.

Hundreds dead

At least 413 people have been killed and more than 3,500 injured since the fighting began, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

When al-Burhan seized power in the country in 2021, he promised that the army would pave the way for a civilian government. He repeated this yesterday in a speech on national television, without mentioning a date.

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