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Sudan Power Struggle Rages As Army Pounds Paramilitary Bases

Power Struggle In Sudan Rages As Army Pounds Paramilitary Bases With Air Strikes

Sudan army has pounded paramilitary bases with air strikes on Sunday as the power struggle continues to rage in the North African nation.

Sudan’s army appeared to have gained the upper hand and the latest report stated that the death toll climbed to 97 including UN workers.

However the deadly clashes between the army and the main paramilitary Rapid Support Forces escalated in the past few days with the fighting erupting on Saturday.

The army units loyal to General Abdul Al Farrah Burhan head of the Sudan’s transitional governing sovereign council clashed with RSF which is led by General Mohamed Hamadn Dagalo known as Hemedti who is deputy head of the council.

According to UN mission in Sudan said Burhan and Hemedti agreed to a three hour pause in fighting in order to allow humanitarian evacuations proposed by the United Nations.

The fighting was expected to de escalate but the deal was widely ignored by both sides after a brief period of relative calm.

Eyewitness also told the new agency that the army was renewing air strikes on RSF bases in Omdurman, the Kafouri and Sharp El-Nil districts of adjacent Bahri.

Rising tensions over the RSF’s incorporation into the military were the cause of fighting.

The signature of an international agreement with political parties on transition to democracy following a military coup in 2021 has been postponed due to disagreements on the time line for that.

However these clashes have drawn global condemnation as the United States, China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, European Union, African Union appealed for immediate end to the hostilities.

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