SUDAN CONFLICT: SUDAN CEASEFIRE IN DOUBT AS ARTILLERY HEARD….
Residents flee Khartoum as battles rage for sixth day
The ceasefire in Sudan appears to be in doubt as gunfire can still be heard across the capital, Khartoum.
Thousands of civilians have fled Sudan’s capital, and foreign Nations are trying to evacuate their citizens amid the sixth
day of fierce fighting.
Witnesses reported people leaving Khartoum in cars and on foot late Wednesday as gunfire and deafening explosions rocked the city.
Meanwhile, officials in Japan and Tanzania say they are considering missions to evacuate their citizens.
The Exodus follows Tuesday’s collapsed ceasefire between the warring factions.
The Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) had agreed a 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Tuesday, but the truce collapsed within minutes of its proposed launch at 18:00 local time (16:00 GMT).
A new ceasefire with the same timing was put forward by the RSF on Wednesday. The army said it would abide by the truce , but gunfire can still be heard across the capital.
Smoke can be seen over the area of the army headquarters in the centre of the city, where much of the fighting between rival military factions is centred.
Witnesses reported heavily armed RSF fighters patrolling the city on pick-up trucks, while fighter jets loyal to the military conducted strikes on targets believed to be held by the paramilitary forces.
A shortage of fuel and a lack of public transport has seen many of those fleeing forced to do so on foot, with some seeking to get passage to central and western Sudan – where their families live – on flatbed trucks.