Sudan, Cnn: “Wagner Group has supplied weapons to paramilitary forces”

The RSF announce a 72-hour truce

Russian mercenary group Wagner has supplied missiles to Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to aid their fight against the country’s military. Sudanese and regional diplomatic sources told CNN, specifying that surface-to-air missiles significantly strengthened the fighters of the paramilitary group led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo in the clashes against General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, military leader of Sudan and head of the its armed forces.

On the border with Libya writes CNN – where a ‘rogue’ general supported by Wagner, Khalifa Haftar, controls parts of the territory, satellite images support the claims of the sources cited by the US broadcaster, showing an unusual increase in activity at the bases Wagner.

The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), one of two factions in war in Sudandeclared a 72-hour truce after nearly a week of fierce fighting, which left more than 330 people dead and prompted tens of thousands to flee the country.

The RSF announced the ceasefire, starting at 6 this morning, in a statement on Twitter. The respite comes just before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. “The truce coincides with the blessed Eid al-Fitr… to open humanitarian corridors to evacuate citizens and give them an opportunity to say goodbye to their families,” RSF said.

However it is not yet clear whether the announcement will stop the fighting. Indeed, the rival Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) have not yet commented on the announcement. World leaders and international organizations have been urging RSF and SAF to strike a deal since clashes began on Saturday, but several temporary ceasefires have been repeatedly broken, with both sides trading blame for breaching terms .