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After seven days of Eid holiday clashes, death toll in Sudan surpasses 400

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Army of Two rival generals fought fiercely street battles through residential neighborhoods of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan start of Muslim holiday of Ramadan Bayram, also known as Eid al-Fitr, on Friday in the name of death fees climbed Over 400 after the deployment of the army on foot for the first time in Almost a week fight with paramilitary force.

Soldiers and armed members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces fired at each other in the north, west and center of the cityincluding during call for special Witnesses said the early morning Eid prayer.

The relentless fighting has killed hundreds and driven Africa’s third-largest country into disrepair – that’s where it was quarter of people already I depend on Food aid – in a humanitarian disaster.

that international Pay for temporary truce to allow civilians to access safety and visit family over the three days holiday Until now failed. Foreign countries including the United States, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Spain have been unable to evacuate their citizens.

instead of of stood up-fireA, he entered the army new phaseThey fight the Rapid Support Forces on Earth, having been largely caught up in the airstrikes across the capital, with Violent clashes in downtown Khartoum power struggle arouse last weekend.

The army said in a statement that it had begun “progressive cleaning of a well of rebel groups around the capital.

Khartoum resident Mohamed Saber Turaby, 27, had wanted to visit his country parents 80 km (50 miles) from city for Eid.

“I’m not lucky. Every time I try to leave the house there are clashes. There was bombing last The night and now there being of army forces on the earth.”

Army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said on Thursday he said, “Nothing else option But the military Solution.”

Heavy weapons beat across Khartoum and sister cities in the Nile together one of The largest metropolitan area in Africa.

Army soldiers waving semi-The automatic weapons greeted with cheers on one streeta video clip released by military on Show Friday. Reuters verified location of the video, in the north of the citybut it can be verified when it was filmed.

Crackling gunshots without pause And black Smoke drifted over the rooftops in the afternoon.

The World Health Organization said at least 413 people Owns already Thousands were killed and wounded in conflict, with hospitals under attack And up to 20,000 people Flee to neighboring Chad.

The United Nations World Food Program has suspended operations in Sudan, one of The largest food aid missions in the world and on Saturday after three of kill their workers.

thousands of people They braved the fight to flee Khartoum on Friday, eyewitnesses said, moving south to the island state, or north to the Nile River State, with Some seek to go to Egypt.

Sudan’s borders are seven countries It lies between Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Africa’s volatile Sahel region region. hostilities risk Exacerbating regional tensions.

It was violence triggered by discord over Internationally supported plan to form new civil government Four years after the fall of Omar al-Bashir to mass protests, and after two years a military coup.

Both sides blame the other of Transition abort.

Darfur victims

Fighting on Friday undermines the efforts of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres win A truce in spite of the chaos of Phone calls to Al-Burhan from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the foreign secretaries of the United States, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, among others. world leaders on Thursday.

The Rapid Support Forces expressed their willingness to do so allow calm in Fighting, condemned military for What he said was new assaults.

Outside the capital, there is fighting between the two sides in the West region of Darfur, where a partial peace agreement was signed in 2020 in A protracted conflict has led to international war crimes charges against Bashir.

in El Fasher in North Darfur, a maternity hospital redirected to treat The loss of life from the fighting was overwhelming and soon it was accelerating out of Cyrus Bay, the supply coordinator, said for helps group MSF which supports the facility. All other hospitals in the city it was closed.

Most of The 279 patients admitted to the hospital since Saturday were civilians hit stray bullets, many of Their children, he said, 44 died.

other doctors group He said at least 26 people Killed and injured 33 white city also the West of Khartoum, on Thursday. Witnesses described clashes and widespread looting.

Guterres speaks to reporters after a virtual meeting with heads of The African Union, the League of Arab States and other organizations on Thursday, the trapped civilians said should To be allowed to seek medical treatment, food and other supplies.

Al-Burhan told Al-Jazeera that he would support truce on The condition that citizens are allowed to do move freely, which he said the RSF prevented.

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