Army soldiers deploy in Khartoum on April 15, 2023, amid reported clashes in the city. - Sudan s paramilitaries said they were in control of several key sites following fighting with the regular army on April 15, including the presidential palace in central Khartoum. AFP
A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Egypt is following the developments of the situation in Sudan with great concern
Cairo called for exercising maximum restraint in order to "protect the lives and capabilities of the brotherly Sudanese people, and uphold the supreme interests of the homeland," added the statement.
Sudan's paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said they were in control of several key sites following fighting with the regular army Saturday, including the presidential palace in the capital and Khartoum airport, reported AFP.
Sustained fighting between the two sides broke out in the Sudanese capital Saturday, including central Khartoum and the neighbourhood of Bahr, added AFP.
Tensions between the army and the RSF have simmered since the military take-over of the civilian government in October 2021.
The General Command of the Armed Forces issued a press statement on Saturday, saying that government forces are currently battling rebel groups in the capital, Khartoum.
According to the statement, the rebel forces are conspiring against the state and national sovereignty, and have been engaging in acts of aggression against Sudan. In response, the armed forces have been fighting for the "right and national dignity" of the country, with soldiers shedding "precious blood" in the process.
The statement also suggests that the conflict is centered around strategic locations in Khartoum, including the presidential palace, the General Command, and the headquarters of the president of the Sovereignty Council. The rebel forces are said to be deploying their forces from bases scattered throughout the capital in attempts to control these sites.