Despite the announcement of a unilateral truce by the Rapid Support Forces, clashes in Sudan persisted sporadically on Tuesday. The Sudanese army reportedly conducted artillery bombardments targeting “Rapid Support” centers in various locations, including south of Omdurman, around Jisr al-fitaihab, and north of Bahri. Heavy weapons were also heard in the southern and eastern parts of Khartoum.
The lack of an Official Statement Raises Concerns
The Sudanese army has not issued an official statement regarding the unilateral truce declared by Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, also known as “Hemedti,” the commander of the Rapid Support Forces. In a recorded message on Monday night, Hemedti announced that the truce would cover the Arafa pause and the first two days of Eid al-Adha. However, the absence of an official response has left some uncertainties regarding the enforcement and duration of the truce.
Eid al-Adha Celebrations Disrupted in Khartoum
As the fighting continues, the capital city of Khartoum remains devoid of Eid al-Adha celebrations, with many residents fleeing to safer areas. The intensity of military operations has slightly decreased in the battlefronts around the capital and in the Darfur states. However, the ongoing conflict has disrupted the traditional festivities, and the sounds of gunfire and explosions echo through the city instead of the joyful atmosphere of the holiday.