Sudan’s paramilitary RSF forms ‘liaison committee’ to solve crisis

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The commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group said he has formed a liaison committee with political groups and rebel movements to reach a “political solution” to the Sudanese crisis.

In a statement on Sunday, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, said the move aims “ is to reach a comprehensive political solution” to the crisis in Sudan.

The committee “will hold broad consultations on the ongoing Sudanese crisis, and the best way to reach a comprehensive solution with the participation of all political, youth and societal forces,” the statement said.

There was no comment from the Sudanese army on the RSF’s move.

Sudan has been ravaged by clashes between the army and the RSF since April, in a conflict that has killed some 3,000 civilians and injured thousands, according to local medics.

Several cease-fire agreements brokered by Saudi and US mediators between the warring rivals have failed to end the violence.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that nearly 3 million people have been displaced by the conflict in Sudan.

Last week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the ongoing conflict in Sudan may lead to a full-scale civil war.