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Sudan: Tanks and Soldiers Deployed in Khartoum as Violence Continues Ahead of Peace Talks in Saudi Arabia

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Khartoum, Sudan – (African Boulevard News) – The Sudanese capital of Khartoum is reeling from a surge in violence as the country’s transitional military council and opposition parties prepare for peace talks in Saudi Arabia. Tanks and soldiers have been deployed on the streets of Khartoum, with reports indicating that they have fired at various targets in the city. Dubbed the “June 3 Massacre”, the fighting has entered its 22nd day, and the latest violence has left citizens fearing for their lives.

The United States and Saudi Arabia have called for a dialogue between the Sudanese military council and opposition parties to resolve the crisis peacefully. Both countries have pledged to support a peaceful transition to democracy in Sudan. According to a joint statement issued by the US and Saudi Arabia, the talks between the two sides will take place in the Saudi port city of Jeddah. It is hoped that the talks will lead to an agreement on a transitional government that will steer Sudan towards democracy.

The United Nations has expressed concern about the escalating violence in Sudan, with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, saying that the situation is “extremely worrying”. “The use of live ammunition against peaceful protesters is unacceptable,” she said in a statement. “I call on all parties to exercise restraint and to refrain from using violence.”

The African Union (AU) has also expressed concern about the situation in Sudan. AU Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said that he was “deeply concerned” about the violence in Sudan, and called on the military council and opposition parties to engage in dialogue to resolve their differences.

Despite the calls for peace, violence continues to grip Khartoum, with citizens caught in the crossfire. Many have been wounded or killed in the street battles, with reports of houses being burnt down and looted.

In conclusion, the situation in Sudan remains tense, with violence continuing to escalate in Khartoum. The upcoming peace talks in Saudi Arabia offer hope for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. However, it remains to be seen whether the warring parties will lay down their arms and engage in constructive dialogue to find a way out of the current impasse.

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