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    Sudan’s Top General Meets With South Sudan’s President on the War

    Sudan's Top General Meets With South Sudan's President on the War

    CAIRO (AP) — 's top general held talks in Juba Monday with South Sudan's president on his second trip abroad since the war in his country started earlier this year.

    Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, chairman of the ruling Sovereign Council, arrived in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, Monday morning and was received by President Salva Kiir. Both leaders inspected an honor guard and then headed for talks that focused on regional efforts to find a settlement to the conflict in Sudan, according to the Sovereign Council.

    In April, simmering tensions between the military, led by Burhan, and the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, commanded by Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, exploded into open fighting in the capital and elsewhere.

    The fighting has reduced Sudan's capital, Khartoum, to an urban battlefield, with neither side managing to gain control of the . The military headquarters, where Burhan has purportedly been stationed since the conflict began, has been one of the epicenters of the conflict.

    In the western Darfur region — the scene of a genocidal campaign in the early 2000s — the conflict has morphed into ethnic violence, with the RSF and allied Arab militias attacking ethnic African groups, according to rights groups and the United .

    Meanwhile, in his trip to Juba, Burhan was accompanied by acting Foreign Minister Ali al-Sadiq and Gen. Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadel, head of the General…

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