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Air strikes and artillery exchanges rocked the Sudanese capital on Saturday as the country main paramilitary group It said it had captured the presidential palace, the residence of the army chief, and Khartoum international airport in An obvious coup attempt however military He said she was fighting back.

Rapid Support Forces, which accused the army of attack them firstf also They said they were taken over airports in Northern city of Meroe W in El-Obeid in the West.

the situation on The land was blurred. The army said it was fighting the RSF at locations the paramilitary said it had captured and denied that the RSF had captured Marawi Airport.

A major confrontation between the RSF and the army could plunge Sudan into full-scale civil conflict while it struggles with Economic collapse and tribal violence.

The Rapid Support Forces accused the army of Pregnancy out Conspiracy by loyalists of The ousted President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the coup attempt itself.

Sudanese air force Operations are taking place against The army said the Rapid Support Forces. Screenshots of the announcers showed a military Planes in the sky over Khartoum, but Reuters could not independently confirm the material.

Gunfire was heard in Multiple parts of Khartoum and eyewitnesses reported gunfire in neighboring cities.

A Reuters journalist saw cannon and armored vehicles vehicles to publish in Streets of DC and heard heavy weapons fire near the headquarters of Both the Army and the Rapid Support Forces.

The doctors said that there were clashes in At least three civilians were killed in residential neighbourhoods.

Clashes were also taking place at headquarters of Sudanese state television, anchor who Back on Screen said briefly.

There was a heavy exchange of Shooting in Witnesses told Reuters that Marawi.

Eyewitnesses told Reuters that clashes broke out between the Rapid Support Forces and the army in Darfur cities of El Fasher and Nyala.

International powers—the United States, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Nations, and the European Union—all called for Ending hostilities.

The US ambassador to Sudan, John Godfrey, confirmed the escalation of The tensions to direct the fight were “extremely serious”. He and the embassy staff were taking cover in place.

The army said the RSF tried to do so attack its forces in Several locations after eyewitnesses reported heavy gunfire in Multiple parts of country, which raises concerns of A full blown struggle.

The RSF, which analysts say is 100,000 strong, said its forces had come under attack first by the army.

Earlier, the Rapid Support Forces were headed by former The militia’s commander, Major General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, said the army was surrounded one of And opened its bases fire with Strong weapons.

The Rapid Support Forces, led by Hemedti, were formed from accused militias of war crimes in conflict in Darfur. In June 2019, the security forces were accused of leading the RSF of Raiding the pro-democracy Khartoum camp and about 130 people He died, according to a tally by activist doctors.

Hemedti was the deputy leader of The ruling Sovereignty Council has been chaired by General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan since 2019.

Civilian political parties that signed up first powerSharing deal with Contact the Army and the Rapid Support Forces on them to stop hostilities. Russian Embassy also named for An end to violence.

Hostilities followed for days of Tension between the army and the RSF, which could undermine long-standing efforts to return Sudan to civilians rule after power Struggles and military coups.

Hamidti once one of The most feared and ruthless militia leaders in Darfur has put itself first of Planned transition to democracy, annoying fellow military Referees and start packing of forces in The capital, Khartoum.

Disagreement between the forces surfaced on Thursday, when the army announced that the recent moves in particular in Marawi, by the RSF was illegal.

Reporters Without Borders, which together with The army overthrew Bashir in 2019, redeployment of units began in Khartoum and other places amid the talks last Month on merged into military Under a transitional plan that would lead to new elections.

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