Despite an agreement for a truce, the Sudanese regular army and the Rapid Support Forces are expected to resume fighting. Whose fault is it ?
The talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will have, on the face of it, been a failure. From the ceasefire, we haven't really seen any improvement on the ground in recent days. If the fighting has continued, it could well intensify, the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) failing to agree.
The military has officially announced the "suspension" of its participation in the Jeddah talks. But no question of taking responsibility for it. According to the al-Burhane clan, it was the RSF who "never implemented a single provision of the short-term ceasefire, which required their withdrawal from hospitals and residential buildings, and violated the truce Many times ".
While a truce had been negotiated between the two parties, extended last Monday, violence continued in Sudan. NGOs and Sudanese civil society are more measured: both sides are said to have committed "violations" of the ceasefire, and not just the RSF, as the army claims.
A breach of the ceasefire which is quite serious, since heavy weapons were allegedly used and air strikes perpetrated, while civilian casualties are still numerous, some civilians being arrested, while others have been assaulted.
Above all, the truce was to allow those who wanted to flee. However, the movement of civilians has been restricted and the armed forces have continued to occupy hospitals and, in some cases, to requisition the homes of residents.
Fighting reportedly took place in Khartoum, but also in Darfur and North Kordofan.