Chief of Sudanese army agrees to extend ceasefire with RSF for another 72 hours: Sky News Arabia

Ahram Online , Thursday 27 Apr 2023

The head of the Sudanese Armed Forces General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan announced on Thursday that he has agreed to extend the ceasefire with the rebel Rapid Support Forces (RSF) for three more days, according to Sky News Arabia.

Abdel-Fattah Burhan
File Photo: Sudan s head of the military, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, speaks during a press conference at the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum, Sudan. AP


Al-Burhan's announcement came a few hours before a US-brokered 72-hour ceasefire between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the RSF was set to come to an end on Thursday night.

The extension of the ceasefire came in accordance with the efforts of both the United States and Saudi Arabia to calm the situation in the country, according to Al-Burhan.

The report also confirmed that the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to extend the truce and promised to use it to ease the suffering of the Sudanese people.

The RSF stressed its commitment to the conditions of the truce in order to support the efforts to evacuate citizens, foreigners, and dipolmatic missions so that they could return safely to their families.

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