Sudan’s army chief inspects soldiers in Khartoum

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Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan has inspected his soldiers at the SAF General Command in the Sudan’s capital of Khartoum, the SAF has announced.

A video clip posted on the SAF’s Facebook page showed Al-Burhan appearing in a military uniform and surrounded by a group of soldiers who were making victory signs. The timing of the video clip is not verified.

The SAF’s General Command compound, which was the target of a surprise attack by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soon after armed clashes broke out between the two sides on April 15, is home to several important command buildings for the ground troops, the military intelligence, the naval and air forces, the Defense Ministry as well as the guest house for the SAF’s commander-in-chief.

The Sudanese Doctors Union said on Tuesday in a statement that the civilian death toll has climbed to 822 since April 15.

According to the United Nations, more than 936,000 people have been displaced by the conflict since April 15, including about 736,200 internally displaced persons, and about 200,000 people who took refuge in neighboring countries.

On Wednesday, the Arab ministerial group on the situation in Sudan held its first meeting on Tuesday in Jeddah on the sidelines of the meeting of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers.

The Group is engaged in reaching out to the Sudanese and international parties to work to address the causes of the crisis and to seek a full and sustainable ceasefire.

The meeting in which the Foreign Ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and the Secretary-General of the Arab League participated, stressed the importance of reaching an immediate and sustainable ceasefire to preserve the capabilities of the brotherly people of Sudan and its national institutions, said Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt’s  Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson.

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