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Paramilitary group in Sudan ready to negotiate with army under certain conditions

RSF leader Hemedti appeared  on camera for the first time since fighting broke out in Sudan in April 2023

July 30, 2023 at 10:25 am

Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Commander Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, who has been fighting the army since April, said Sunday that the group is ready to reach a deal within 72 hours if there is a change in the army’s leadership, reports Anadolu Agency.

Daglo announced in a video recording on the RSF’s social media account that it is ready to reach an agreement if the army’s chief commander surrenders.

He said the RSF confronts not only the army but unlawful groups. Daglo said the RSF does not kill civilians or engage in looting.

The RSF’s leader’s absence since April had been interpreted as him being either injured or killed.

The message comes after more than three months of fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the RSF paramilitary group in the capital of Khartoum and states in western Sudan.

Thousands have been killed and millions displaced since the eruption of the war in Sudan, which was already suffering from tribal clashes and economic troubles.

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