Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, has been heavily shelled today. Although a three-day ceasefire was declared by the Sudanese government army and the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) over the Eid, fighting continued.
In Sudan, the battle between the Sudanese government army and the RSF has been raging since last Saturday.
The warring parties have already agreed two ceasefires, both of which have not been observed. A new three-day ceasefire was declared tonight after agreement by both sides.
Hundreds of people have been killed since the outbreak of violence last weekend. The victims mainly fell in Khartoum and the western region of Darfur.
Now plunged into a humanitarian disaster, Sudan is the continent’s third-largest country. A quarter of the people depend on food aid.
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