Clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (HDK) in Sudan have left behind for a week. Due to the clashes, some mosques were not opened, and in some, the rows were empty during the Eid prayers and Friday prayers. In some regions, people prayed in the courtyards of mosques.
HDK announced that they would implement a 72-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire starting from the first day of the holiday, and the army announced that it would comply with the ceasefire call of international circles in the evening.
In a statement made later by the army, the army said, “Despite all the violations that the HDK has committed in different regions after declaring a ceasefire, we will adhere to the humanitarian ceasefire to alleviate the suffering of the citizens. We are in the stage of determination and challenge. We have moved to the phase of gradual screening and cleaning of the rebel groups in the capital Khartoum where they are located. ” expression was used.
“Sudan spent the Eid al-Fitr this year with a very serious injury”
General Abdulfettah al-Burhan, the commander of the army, said in a statement broadcast on state television that his country will overcome these difficulties and come out “stronger”.
Stating that Sudan spent the Eid al-Fitr this year with a very serious injury, Burhan said, “There were deaths and injuries. Families were displaced, facilities and houses were destroyed. Our people all over the holy land could not experience the joy they deserved because of the gunfire. We’re sorry.” said.
Expressing that he believes that these difficulties will be overcome together with the people and that they will come out of it strong and harmonious in unity, Burhan said, “We are realizing the slogan of one army, one nation. We will overcome this ordeal with wisdom and strength in a way that will protect the security and unity of the country and ensure a safe transition to civilian rule. ” he said.
The clashes that started in the morning left its place to calm.
Volker Perthes, Head of the United Nations (UN) Integrated Mission in Sudan and UN Representative in Sudan, reiterated the international call for all parties to implement a ceasefire on Eid days to create the conditions necessary to ensure safe passage for all civilians stranded in conflict zones.
Perthes expressed his solidarity with all Sudanese people in these difficult conditions and asked them to be strong to persevere in the face of current difficulties.
The clashes, which started quite early on the first day of the feast, left its place to calm in the evening hours.
In the statement made by the tripartite mechanism, consisting of the UN African Union and the Intergovernmental Development Authority in East Africa, IGAD, which carries out mediation efforts between the army and civilians for the transition to civil and democratic rule and the resolution of the political crisis before the conflicts begin in Sudan, the 3-day statement by the parties was announced. It was noted that the ceasefire would allow civilians to receive the necessary assistance.
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 and other cities, the capital of Sudan. 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 the Sovereignty Council Chairman and Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan 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.
On the other hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 413 people have lost their lives and 3,551 people have been injured in clashes in the capital Khartoum and other cities since April 15.