Sudan’s top general says military committed to civilian rule

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(VOVWORLD) - Sudan’s Army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan on Friday pledged the military would prevail and secure the vast African nation’s “safe transition to civilian rule.” 
Sudan’s top general says military committed to civilian rule - ảnh 1Smoke rises above Khartoum amid fighting between the Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on April 19, 2023 (Photo: AFP/VNA)  

The move is seen as an attempt to seek support from the international community. Heavy firing continues in Khartoum even after both the army and the para military Rapid Support Forces (RSF), said separately earlier they agreed to a three-day truce to enable people to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

The World Health Organization (WHO) figures show that violence in Sudan has left more than 400 people dead and 3,500 injured. At least 59 people were killed and around 200 were wounded in clashes in Sudan on the first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, Sudanese Health Minister Haytham Mohammed Ibrahim said on Friday.

The European Union said Friday it was planning for a possible evacuation of its citizens from Khartoum when security allows. According to a senior EU official, the EU and the seven member states with missions in Sudan, including France, Germany and Italy, are looking at getting the estimated 1,500 EU nationals trapped in Khartoum out by road because the airport was closed.