Fighting in Sudan has entered its fifth day as rival factions continue to battle while a US-brokered ceasefire falls apart.
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Rival factions in Sudan continued to take up arms on Wednesday, defying a US-brokered ceasefire between the army and paramilitary forces.
Air strikes and explosions bombarded Khartoum on the fifth day of fighting, especially near the defence ministry compound and the airport.
This is despite a 24-hour ceasefire which was supposed to be in effect from 6:00 pm local time on Tuesday. However, firing continued with the army and RSF issuing statements accusing the other side of failing to respect the truce.
The conflict between the armed forces, led by General Abdel Fattah Burhan, and a paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, has once again derailed Sudan’s transition to democratic rule after decades of dictatorship and civil war.
At least 185 have been killed during the eruption of violence, and a number of global powers including the US and Russia have been drawn into the conflict in an attempt to wield influence over the region.
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