The ceasefire, monitored by Saudi Arabia and the United States, was reached after five weeks of fighting in Khartoum and violence in other parts of Sudan, including the western region of Darfur.
Fighting between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis and forced more than 1.3 million people to flee their homes.
The US State Department said Sudan’s ceasefire monitoring mechanism on Wednesday detected possible violations of the agreement, including the use of artillery, fighter jets and drones.
US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said “we are seeing ceasefire violations”, adding that the violations “include monitoring the use of artillery, aircraft warfare and drones, reliable reports of airstrikes, continued fighting in the heart of Khartoum, and clashes in Zalingei.
He went on to say that Washington is “continuing its contacts with both parties and is pressuring both parties regarding the alleged violations.”
He concluded by saying, “We reserve our power to impose sanctions, and we will not hesitate to use that power, if necessary.”
Residents said clashes between the two sides erupted on Wednesday in Khartoum, a city neighboring Omdurman and the strategic southwestern town of Al-Obeid.
According to Toby Harvard, coordinator of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an armed group surrounded the town of Zalingei, the capital of Central Darfur state.
He said telecommunications were cut off and gangs roaming the city on motorbikes attacked hospitals, government offices, offices of aid organizations, banks and homes.
The same thing happened in the town of El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state, where communication between residents was cut off for several days after around 510 people were killed.
Conflict erupted in Khartoum in mid-April, forcing more than a million people to flee inside Sudan, and 319,000 fled to neighboring countries.
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