Clashes in Sudan ahead of ceasefire cessation

There have been heavy clashes in Sudan, hours ahead of the expiry of a seven-day ceasefire that’s been repeatedly broken.

Residents in south and west Omdurman, adjacent to the capital Khartoum say the army and the rival Rapid Support Forces have been bombarding each other in a bid to gain territory.

The US and Saudi Arabia who brokered the truce have urged both sides to sign an extension.

The UN and aid groups say they have struggled to get bureaucratic approvals and security guarantees to transport much needed aid across the country.

Nearly 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes since the war broke out six weeks ago.

Source: BBC