The Red Cross announces the release of 125 Sudanese soldiers detained by the “Rapid Support”

The International Committee of the Red Cross announced Thursday that it had brokered his release 125 Sudanese soldiers They have been held by the Rapid Support Forces, which have been fighting the Sudanese army since April.

The committee said that the release of the soldiers, which took place on Wednesday, came at the request of both parties to the conflict.

“We stand ready to act as a neutral intermediary for the release of detainees from all sides of the conflict when requested,” Jean-Christophe Sandoz, head of the ICRC delegation in Sudan, said in a statement.

The war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces caused a major humanitarian crisis and displaced nearly 2.8 million people, of whom nearly 650,000 fled to neighboring countries.

Today, Thursday morning, the one-day truce in Sudan ended, despite the sporadic clashes that occurred on the first day of Eid al-Adha. The correspondent of “Al-Arabiya” and “Al-Hadath” reported that the army’s aircraft carried out several raids on the positions of the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum.

This comes as the governor of North Darfur in Sudan, Nimr Muhammad Abdul Rahman, announced the agreement to stop the fighting in the state.

Abdul Rahman said in a speech he delivered on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which he posted on his Facebook page, today, Thursday: “We are in the government of North Darfur state, and with good initiatives from many parties, we sat with each other as sons of the state, government, civil administration, community figures, the fighting parties, the police, security, youth and civil society organizations. .. And we concluded that we will not win from the fighting, but rather we lost, and the result was that we agreed to stop the fighting in the state.

The fierce fighting was renewed on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the army commander, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, called on the youth to join the army.

Residents reported that air strikes and anti-aircraft fire rocked parts of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, despite the two warring military factions declaring a truce since mid-April to mark Eid al-Adha.

Since April, more than 170,000 people have fled Darfur to neighboring Chad, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Since the outbreak of the war, nearly two million people have been displaced inside Sudan, and more than 600,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries, especially to Egypt in the north and Chad in the west, according to data from the International Organization for Migration.

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