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    A Paramilitary Group at War With Sudan’s Military Endorses a Cease-Fire During Holy Fasting Month

    A Paramilitary Group at War With Sudan's Military Endorses a Cease-Fire During Holy Fasting Month

    CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese paramilitary group battling the country's in a nearly yearlong ruinous conflict endorsed Saturday a resolution by the U.N. Security Council calling for a cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    The group, known as the Rapid Support Forces, said in a statement that it hopes the resolution, adopted by the U.N. Security Council on Friday, would help deliver crucially needed humanitarian assistance to millions of Sudanese trapped in the fighting across the Northeastern African country.

    Ramadan, during which adult Muslims are required to fast from dawn to sunset, is expected to on or around Monday, depending on the sighting of the crescent moon.

    The RSF said it views the initiative as a “crucial opportunity” for the warring parties to embark on negotiations to find a political settlement to the conflict.

    “We view this as a crucial opportunity to initiate earnest discussions that could catalyze a political pathway. This pathway must culminate in a durable ceasefire, foster security and stability, and result in a substantive resolution that addresses the foundational issues of the historical crisis in ,” it said.

    Sudan's military has already supported a call by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a Ramadan cease-fire. In his Thursday appeal, Guterres warned Thursday that the conflict…

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