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    Sudan fighting rages near presidential palace in Khartoum

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    On Wednesday, fierce battles occurred outside Khartoum’s presidential palace between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

    “The fighting is considered to be the most vicious since the outbreak of violence,” said one eyewitness to Anadolu.

    The army acknowledged that RSF fighters attacked several key sites, including the presidential palace.

    According to a military statement, the RSF rebels suffered losses after their attack on the Presidential Guard was repulsed.

    According to the army, RSF members allegedly robbed and set fire to the Central Bank offices in Khartoum.

    The fighting occurs after the army and RSF agreed to a 24-hour cease-fire beginning at 6 p.m. local time (1600GMT).

    According to the Health Ministry, at least 270 people have been killed and 2,600 more have been injured in gun skirmishes between the two military rivals in Khartoum and its surrounding areas since Saturday.

    While the RSF accused the army of attacking its men south of Khartoum with light and heavy weapons, the military accused the paramilitary force of “spreading lies” and labeled it a “rebel” organization.

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