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Agreement Reached by Sudanese Military to Establish Humanitarian Corridors


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Khartoum, April 16 – The armed forces said in a statement that the Sudanese army agreed on Sunday evening to open humanitarian corridors for a period of three hours.
The Sudanese Armed Forces agreed to the United Nations proposal to open safe corridors for humanitarian cases for a period of three hours, starting at four o’clock in the afternoon.
On Saturday, fighting broke out in Sudan between the Rapid Response Forces and the regular army. The Sudanese Rapid Response Force said that it had taken control of the Republic Palace (the presidential palace) in Khartoum, the Capital International Airport, and an air base in the northern city of Meroe. The SBR accused the regular army of attacking its base in the capital with “using all kinds of weapons”.

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The Sudanese army said that the statements of the Rapid Response Forces are incorrect, and that all strategic facilities, including the presidential palace, are under the control of the armed forces. The army also indicated that the Rapid Response Forces attacked them first. The Sudanese army and the General Security Service described the Rapid Response Forces as a rebel force and accused them of attacking government and strategic facilities. The head of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the country’s armed forces, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, issued a decision to dissolve the Rapid Response Forces.
There are currently separate clashes and skirmishes between the army and the Rapid Response Forces in a number of other Sudanese governorates.
The opposing forces in Sudan exchanged conflicting statements about military successes and control of facilities, which led to a large-scale information war in the media and social networks.

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