Sudan Truce Begins with Air Raids and Clashes


Hopes for a seven-day truce in Sudan have been dampened by overnight air raids and clashes, which broke out just minutes after the latest attempt at a pause in hostilities began. Witnesses in Khartoum reported hearing firing in the city’s twin cities, Khartoum North and Omdurman, but without reporting major violations of the truce. Multiple previous attempts at a ceasefire have been shaky or collapsed, heightening concerns over diminishing food provisions and a breakdown of essential medical services. The conflict between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has led to at least 1,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of people being forced to flee the country. More than half the Sudanese population needs humanitarian aid, according to the UN.