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    Sudan Army, Rival Force Under Pressure to Extend Truce After Mediators Show Impatience With Breaches

    Sudan Army, Rival Force Under Pressure to Extend Truce After Mediators Show Impatience With Breaches

    CAIRO (AP) — 's warring sides were under pressure Monday to extend a shaky cease-fire in their battle for control of the country, after two key international mediators signaled impatience with persistent truce violations.

    In a statement Sunday, the United States and Saudi Arabia called out Sudan's and its rival, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, for specific breaches of a week-long truce that is to expire Monday evening rather than issue another general appeal to respect agreements.

    Sudan descended into chaos after fighting erupted in mid-April between the military, led by Gen. Abdel- Fattah Burhan, and the RSF, commanded by Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo. The fighting has killed at least 866 civilians and wounded thousands more, according to the Sudan Doctors' Syndicate, which tracks civilian casualties. The toll could be much higher, the medical group said.

    The conflict has turned the capital, Khartoum, and other urban areas into battlefields, forcing nearly 1.4 million people to flee their homes to safer areas inside Sudan or crossing into neighboring countries. Early on, foreign governments raced to evacuate their diplomats and nationals as thousands of foreign residents scrambled to get out of the African nation.

    For weeks, the United States and Saudi Arabia have been mediating talks between the military and the RSF in the Saudi port of Jeddah. So far, there have been seven…

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