Thousands of people are fleeing from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, as the fighting between the country’s army and fighters of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) entered the fifth day.
The sound of explosions continued to be heard in the city on Wednesday. However, Aljazeera reported that the warring parties pledged to observe 24 hours ceasefire for civilians to flee to safer places.
The United Nations confirmed that almost 200 people lost their lives as a result of the conflict, according to TRT Afrika.
Earlier, leaders of Kenya, Djibouti and South Sudan were expected to be in Sudan to stem the conflict, but they Herb free suspended their plans.
On Tuesday, RSF’s Commander, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, said he would agree to a 24-hour ceasefire agreement.
However, the army said it had no knowledge of this, and later accused the RSF of lying.
The RSF has already criticised the government for breaking the agreement. Hence, the conflict continues.
“Until now, the war continues in Sudan, including the city of Khartoum and other places. There is no sign of ending the fighting,” according to the spokesman of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
Dagalo announced the agreement after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he spoke to the two generals where he “asked for an immediate ceasefire.”
The foreign ministers of the G7 economic powers, which include the United States, also on Tuesday called on the two warring parties to immediately stop the war, while the sounds of explosions were heard in Khartoum, where turbaned volunteers patrol the streets of the city.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, discussed with the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, on ways to stop the fighting and calm the situation in Sudan.
Aid groups say medical and other aid supplies are being stolen.
There is a fear that the conflict may spread to other parts of the country through airstrikes.
Eyewitnesses said that trucks with anti-aircraft guns have been stationed in the neighborhoods of Khartoum since Tuesday morning.