The Sudanese army carried out air strikes on the capital, Khartoum, hours before the truce was to take effect. The week-long ceasefire is aimed at ensuring the delivery of humanitarian aid to the local population.
The parties to the conflict agreed to restore the population’s access to water, electricity, withdraw their forces from hospitals and other important infrastructure. The ceasefire agreement includes a follow-up mechanism with the participation of the parties to the conflict, as well as representatives of Saudi Arabia and the United States, who mediated the agreement after negotiations in Saudi Arabia Jeddah.
Locals reported airstrikes in Khartoum, Omdurman and north Khartoum, three cities that form one large capital separated by the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile.
On May 20, delegations from the Sudanese army and the rapid reaction force in Jeddah reached an agreement on a humanitarian truce. This is the second long-term agreement on a humanitarian truce between the army and special forces since the start of the fighting. The first one was supposed to last 10 days, but it didn’t last even a few hours.