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Sudan.. the continuation of the Jeddah talks and an American adherence to the path of democracy

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said the talks between the two sides to the conflict in Sudan aim to reach a constructive ceasefire in the short term.

In line with the efforts of appeasement, the President of the African Union, Ghazali Osmani, announced that the Union would send a special envoy to Jeddah, to contribute to the search for an agreement between the two parties to the conflict in Sudan .

In a phone call to Sudanese army commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Ghazali said the union supports ongoing negotiations to achieve stability and facilitate the arrival of humanitarian aid.

Washington pledges to put Sudan back on the “path of democracy”

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Tuesday that the United States will not give up on the goal of returning Sudan to the path of civilian democratic rule.

Blinken added that Washington was working in the Jeddah talks to extend the ceasefire in Sudan and reach an agreement on humanitarian aid.

The Jeddah talks are part of a Saudi-American initiative, which aims to end fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, which have turned parts of the capital, Khartoum, into zones of war, and caused hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands to flee.

Meanwhile, two international organizations said the death toll in the conflict between the army and the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan has so far reached 604 people, while the number of displaced people has reached more than 700. 000 people.

The World Health Organization said 604 people have been killed as a result of the Sudanese conflict so far, noting that more than 5,000 others have been injured.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, Paul Dillon, said on Tuesday that the number of internally displaced people in Sudan more than doubled in the past week, reaching more than 700,000, in light of the continuing fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.

situation on the ground

The Sudanese army confirmed in a statement that “the operational situation is stable in all the states of Sudan, except for the hostile and criminal actions of the rebel militia in certain areas of the capital, including the indiscriminate shelling of some areas in Bahri, Khartoum and Omdurman, including residential areas.”

The statement said clashes “during the search of the Jackson parking lot area, a number of combat vehicles were destroyed, weapons were seized and a number of rebels were captured, and our forces also destroyed an ammunition truck for the rebels near Al-Pont Mak Nimr.”

He also referred to “the continued looting by the rebel militia of banks, shops, citizens’ homes and the sabotage of service facilities”.

The press release advises citizens “to avoid approaching unknown objects until they are taken care of by specialized technical teams”.

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