On Friday evening, Sudanese army forces confiscated weapons and ammunition smuggled from a foreign country, according to military sources.
The sources said that the Military Intelligence Division noticed the activity of a group engaged in arms smuggling in the Red Sea state and working to bring weapons and ammunition into the eastern regions and deliver them to the Rapid Support Forces.
It also indicated that the Military Intelligence Division confiscated weapons and ammunition south of Suakin locality in the Red Sea state, coming from a foreign country, according to Al-Arabiya’s correspondent in Port Sudan.
It also added that forces from the Sudanese army are currently working in the area to monitor groups that deal with the Rapid Support Forces to deliver external supplies to the latter.
“We will arm the pensioners”
These developments come as the Sudanese Ministry of Defense called earlier on Friday for retirees to go to the nearest military command in order to arm them.
The ministry confirmed in a statement that arming the retirees aims to secure themselves and their families.
No time limits
She also indicated that urban warfare has no time limits, saying that the “rebellion” relies on citizens as human shields.
The Rapid Support Forces were also accused of looting UN headquarters and carrying out attacks on Arab and foreign embassies.
This came after it was announced that there had been an improvement in respecting the armistice by both sides, and a decrease in the intensity of fighting, especially in the capital, Khartoum.
It also came amid American and Saudi calls to move forward with the implementation of the commitments agreed upon by the two parties in the Jeddah Ceasefire Agreement, with a view to reaching a solution.
More than 850 dead
It is noteworthy that since the outbreak of fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces on April 15 (2023), the humanitarian crisis in the country has worsened and more than 1.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes. More than 850 people were killed and thousands injured.
While acts of looting and looting spread in the country due to the state of security chaos that Sudan has been suffering from since the beginning of the crisis and due to the clashes between the two most powerful military forces in it.
Dozens of previous truces did not hold, but all hopes are now pinned on the last truce, especially since the two sides signed it after realizing that there is no solution except through dialogue and that there will be no immediate victory for any party, according to the United Nations.