Seven days ceasefire signed by both Raid Support Forces, RSF and Sudanese Armed Forces, SAF on Saturday to allow humanitarian passage have been violated on Wednesday as heavy fighting resumed in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum and Omdurman.
RSF and SAF representatives had on Saturday signed a week long truce in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to allow for delivery of aid to civilians trapped in the war torn country.
RFS in a statement on Wednesday, accused the SAF of launching air attack on its base at Omdurman.
RFS statement reads in quote:
“Despite our resolute commitment to the ceasefire agreement, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) launched a series of unwarranted attacks today, violating international laws and norms.
“In self-defense, our forces decisively repelled these assaults, seizing and destroying several tanks.
“In Omdurman, after a targeted attack, our forces successfully shot down a SAF MiG jet fighter.
“Committed to the humanitarian truce, the Rapid Support Forces calls on these aggressors to respect the ceasefire.
“We emphasize that all hospitals under our control are free from military activities.
“We are also prepared to ensure smooth aid delivery and support medical teams serving civilians.
“The RSF stands against the SAF and its allies from the regime of former dictator Omar al-Bashir.
“We will continue to protect our people, and remain committed to peace, democracy, and human rights, striving for a prosperous Sudan”.
We are yet to get SAF reaction to RSF claims.
SAF on Sunday, according to Reuters, had confirmed its commitment to the seven-day ceasefire deal with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), saying it would be limited to arrangements for a truce to protect civilians and hospitals.