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We still haven’t agreed to a ceasefire for a week

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Yusuf Essad, a political adviser to the commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Muhammad Hamdan Taghalo, confirmed that they have yet to agree to a ceasefire for a week, indicating that it is too early to talk about agreeing to a truce for 7 days.

Rapid Support did not reject the ceasefire and appreciated all efforts for a solution, he said, blaming the army for the ceasefire violation.

Contacted by Al-Arabiya today, Tuesday, he confirmed the positive handling of the Saudi-American initiative.

On the allegations of looting and theft in Khartoum, Hamiti’s counsel said it was not true.

Hemeti’s adviser added that the Rapid Support Forces control the gates of Khartoum and are there.

On the other hand, the Sudanese military spokesman confirmed the commitment to a lasting ceasefire to give humanitarian aid an opportunity.

In parallel, the Rapid Support Forces announced in a statement that they had released 27 military prisoners in North Kordofan after mediation led by local groups.

It claimed to have shot down an armed forces “Mig” plane and repelled an airstrike on a “Stag” factory in Khartoum.

Seven days ceasefire

South Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said today that Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces known as “Hameti” Muhammad Hamdan Tagalo have agreed to a ceasefire in principle. For 7 days, starting next Thursday, corresponding to May 4.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that al-Burhan and Hamiti agreed to name their representatives at the peace talks to be held in a location of their choice when they spoke to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on the phone.

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Technical talks

It has entered its third week as incessant clashes between the Sudanese army and Rapid Support Forces continue.

United Nations Ambassador Volker Peretz confirmed to Al-Arabia/Al that talks are expected to begin in the coming hours between the two representatives of the military and the Rapid Support Forces to reach a permanent ceasefire. Earlier Hadath.

However, he clarified that the talks were technical, not political, and their aim was to agree between the two sides on a permanent ceasefire.

Although both the military and the Rapid Support Forces have yet to publicly show any flexibility regarding “political talks,” efforts to bring the two sides to political talks are expected to begin later.

From Khartoum – Reuters

Since fighting between the country’s two major military forces began on April 15, thousands of Sudanese have fled to neighboring countries, while more than 500 people have died and 5,000 have been injured in the clashes.

Most of the hospitals in Khartoum have also stopped working and the health sector has been devastated.

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