Europe News Desk!! The death toll in the ongoing armed conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF) has risen to over 550. Sudan’s Ministry of Health has given this information. A total of 550 deaths were recorded in all hospitals in Sudanese provinces, while the number of injured stood at 4,926, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. It reported that the situation was calm in all states except Khartoum and Central Darfur. Intermittent fighting between the SAF and the RSF continued in various areas of the capital Khartoum and Omdurman despite the sixth 72-hour ceasefire, Xinhua news agency reported. Witnesses said the SAF launched intense airstrikes on RSF positions in Bahri (northern Khartoum), west of Omdurman, and around the Army General Command in central Khartoum.
Meanwhile, the RSF accused the SAF of violating the humanitarian ceasefire. RSF said in a statement on Tuesday that it managed to shoot down the SAF military plane, but the SAF spokesman’s office could not be reached for comment on the claim. Fighting between the SAF and the RSF in Khartoum and other areas began on 15 April. Both sides accused each other of starting the conflict which has plunged the country into a humanitarian crisis. Tens of thousands of Sudanese citizens have been displaced or forced to seek refuge in safer areas in Sudan and neighboring countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia and Chad, according to UN figures.
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