Death toll in the Sudan fighting climbs to 413

The UN’s World Health Organization says the number of people who have died in the fighting between rival military forces in Sudan is now 413.

Those injured now stand at 3,551 as clashes continue for a seventh day.

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on parties in Sudan conflicts to respect truce and allow people to seek refuge and access to food, water, medicine and needed health care.

Fighting erupted on Saturday between forces loyal to Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Some of the fiercest battles have taken place in the capital Khartoum, a city home to five million people most of whom have been cloistered in their homes without electricity, food and water.

Sudan’s army said it will continue operations against the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RFS) in the capital, Khartoum, despite a 72-hour ceasefire call from the rival forces.

The army said it had launched “intensive strikes” against RFS, noting that the operations would continue across Khartoum.

It said thousands of soldiers have been deployed to undertake the “combing operations” in the capital.

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