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Heavy clashes rock Sudan’s capital despite truce extension


Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese residents say heavy explosions and gunfire have rocked parts of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman, despite the extension of a fragile truce between the county’s rival top generals. The military and the Rapid Support Forces traded accusations of violating the cease-fire on Friday. Turkey also said one of its evacuation aircrafts was hit by gunfire outside Khartoum, with no casualties. The escalation comes hours after both sides accepted a 72-hour extension of the truce, apparently to allow foreign governments to complete the evacuation of their citizens from the chaos-stricken African nation. Multiple short truces have not stopped the fighting.

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