Despite the cease-fire in Sudan, the armed forces continue to attack the capital, Khartoum, and the neighbouring city of Bahri.
According to the news agency Reuters, the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed on Friday to extend the ceasefire for 72 hours, but there was no pause in the airstrikes.
Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands displaced since the fighting began on April 15.
The fighting between the armed forces has reignited the 20-year-old conflict.
Mohsen Al-Awad, a resident of Bahri Shahr, said that the sounds of ships and explosions continue to be heard. We do not know when this resurrection will end. We are in constant fear for ourselves and the children.
In various areas of Khartoum, the army has deployed planes and drones to counter the RSF, while it has become difficult for citizens to access basic amenities such as food, fuel, water, and electricity.
According to the United Nations, at least 512 people have been killed and 4,200 injured, while the actual death toll may be many times higher.
The RSF says the army has violated the ceasefire by carrying out airstrikes on its bases in Umdurman. While the Sudanese army has blamed the RSF for the violation.
The ceasefire period will end after midnight on Sunday.
On the other hand, a Turkish plane also came under fire while landing at Umdurman Airport, but no casualties were reported.
The Sudanese army has accused the RSF of firing on the plane, which damaged it, but the RSF has denied the allegations.
Since the fighting, about 3,000 foreigners have been safely transported from Sudan to Saudi Arabia.
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