A house in Khartoum pockmarked by heavy shooting

A house in Khartoum pockmarked by heavy shooting


Let’s go back to what’s happening on the ground in Sudan now. There are reports of sounds of gunfire in Khartoum, despite a 72-hour truce between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Sporadic clashes have also been reported in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman.

Local media say the RSF also took control of the city of Wad Banda in West Kordofan state on Tuesday morning.

The RSF in a series of tweets has accused the army of violating the truce by “continuing to attack Khartoum with planes”. The paramilitary group called on the international community to intervene and put pressure on the army to abide by the terms of the ceasefire.

There are also reports of gunfire inside Port Sudan prison. An army spokesman told Sky News Arabia that the RSF was responsible for “storming prisons”.

Khartoum residents say the internet has been partially restored. However, the connectivity remains intermittent despite the reconnection of state provider Sudatel, according to NetBlocks, an organisation that monitors internet access. BBC

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