While gunshots are heard from around the army general command and the Presidential Palace in the capital Khartoum, dense smoke rises from the conflict zones. Residents of the city are also trying to escape from the city.
Army Spokesperson Nebil Abdullah said in a statement on state television, “The international community offered a 24-hour ceasefire proposal and the Armed Forces immediately accepted this proposal. The rebel militias did not comply with the ceasefire and continued to harass the citizens.” said.
Abdullah continued his words as follows:
“The fact that the rioters harassed the citizens, looted and theft made it impossible to implement the ceasefire. Seeing our citizens’ exposure to them, it was impossible for us to intervene and remain silent. The rebels’ media argues that we did not comply with the ceasefire. We did not reject the ceasefire, but we stipulated that they comply with the requirements of the ceasefire, this It didn’t happen either. We will continue to provide security in the country.”
Stating that HDK leaders have no control over their troops, Abdullah said, “They act like city gangs. They do things that endanger people’s lives.” he said.
24-hour ceasefire declared
Sudanese Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan said in a statement to CNN yesterday that they would abide by the ceasefire for 24 hours, starting at 6 p.m. local time, in response to calls from the international community.
HDK Commander Muhammed Hamdan Dagalu also announced that they accepted the 24-hour ceasefire proposal of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Clashes between army and HDK in Sudan
Armed clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary HDK on the morning of April 15 in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and in various cities.
The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army”, had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that General Abdulfettah al-Burhan, the Sovereignty Council Chairman and the Commander of the Army, had decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare a rebel force against the state, and that they would act on this basis.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, reported that the number of people who lost their lives due to the ongoing conflict in Sudan rose to 270.