Mon. Jun 10th, 2024

A one-day ceasefire declared by both warring sides in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, for the Eid al-Adha holiday, appears to be in tatters.

An emergency response worker, Duaa Tariq, told the BBC the sound of heavy artillery and gunfire had been heard in northern districts of the city since the early morning.

On Tuesday the armed forces chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, called on young people to join up and fight the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

But Ms Tariq said the RSF were the dominant force in the city.

“The RSF are in the neighbourhood… they now have houses they occupied from the people who left,” she told the BBC’s Newsday programme.

“They’re occupying the market, the streets and they are everywhere.”

Previous truces in the 10-week conflict have been equally badly honoured.

By Joy

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