Sudan fighting 20th day key events

While the army attempted to drive the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) away from the area surrounding the presidential palace and army headquarters, fierce fighting could be heard in central Khartoum despite the ostensible start of a new ceasefire.

Heavy bombardment also rang out in the adjoining cities of Omdurman and Bahri.

Early on Thursday, the army said it had “accepted” a proposed ceasefire extension while calling for “an African solution to the problems of the continent”.

RSF commander Mohamed Hamdan “Hemedti” tweeted that he was committed to “opening and securing safe corridors” in Sudan.

In a Facebook post later, the RSF claimed its forces “still control 90 percent of the three cities of Khartoum” and said it affirmed a “full commitment to the declared humanitarian truce”.

On the other hand, most hospitals are out of service, and many areas have been left without power and water as supplies of food and fuel dwindle.

As food and fuel supplies run out, the majority of hospitals are inoperable, and many areas are now without power or water.

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