Sudan's Warring Forces Agree to Extend Ceasefire

The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have announced an extension to a ceasefire for another 72 hours, from midnight on Thursday April 27, 2023.

"We announce our approval of the tripartite and quartet's proposal to extend the humanitarian truce for an additional 72 hours, starting from twelve o'clock in the evening, Thursday 4-27-2023," the RSF said in their statement on Twitter.

The truce was mediated by the US and Saudi Arabia, according to the statement.

Sudan's military said in a statement earlier on Thursday that it had agreed to extend the truce that was struck on Tuesday. The existing truce did not put a stop to the fighting but did allow people to flee to safer areas and for countries to carry out evacuations, Deutsche Welle reports.

The fighting, in which hundreds have died and thousands have been injured, broke out on April 15 between General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudan's military ruler, and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the leader of the RSF forces, for control of the country.


Sudanese refugees who have arrived in Chad.


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