Sudan’s Dagalo says if army staff surrenders war can end in 72 hours

The commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces demanded that his opponents in the army general staff step down to facilitate an end to more than three months of fighting.

In a five-minute video, purportedly his first since the outbreak of fighting on April 15, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo conveyed to regular army troops that peace could be restored “within 72 hours” if they surrendered their commander, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and his top aides.

Surrounded by jubilant RSF fighters in the video, Dagalo reiterated his desire for a return to peace.

Despite the call for peace, the fighting persisted on Friday, as residents reported new army air strikes and rocket fire targeting densely populated residential areas in the capital, Khartoum.

Throughout the country, the ongoing fighting has resulted in the deaths of at least 3,900 people and forced over 3.5 million individuals to flee their homes.

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