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CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s high navy officer is touring to Egypt on Tuesday on his first journey overseas because the nation plunged right into a bitter battle this yr, authorities mentioned.

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, chairman of the ruling Sovereign Council, was anticipated to carry talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on the newest developments in Sudan, the council mentioned in an announcement.

Sudan plunged into chaos in mid-April when simmering tensions between the navy, led by Burhan, and the highly effective paramilitary Speedy Assist Forces, commanded by Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, exploded into open combating within the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere.

The battle has decreased the capital to an urban battlefield, with the RSF controlling huge swaths of town. The navy command, the place Burhan has purportedly been stationed since April, has been one of many epicenters of the battle.

In his journey to Egypt, Burhan was accompanied by Appearing International Minister Ali al-Sadiq, and Gen. Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadel, head of the Normal Intelligence Authority, and different navy officers.

Burhan managed final week to depart the navy headquarters. He visited navy amenities in Khartoum’s sister metropolis of Omdurman and elsewhere within the nation. Burhan traveled to Egypt from the coastal city of Port Sudan on the Pink Sea.

Regardless of months of combating, neither facet has managed to realize management of Khartoum or different key areas within the nation. Final week, massive explosions and plumes of black smoke could possibly be seen above key areas of the capital, together with close to its airport.

Egypt has longstanding ties with the Sudanese military and its high generals. In July, el-Sissi hosted a gathering of Sudan’s neighbors and introduced a plan for a cease-fire. A sequence of fragile truces, brokered by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, have failed to carry.

The battle has turned Khartoum and different city areas into battlefields. Many residents stay with out water and electrical energy, and the nation’s well being care system has practically collapsed.

The sprawling area of Darfur noticed a few of the worst bouts of violence within the battle, and the combating there has morphed into ethnic clashes with RSF and allied Arab militia concentrating on ethnic African communities.

Clashes additionally intensified earlier this month within the provinces of South Kordofan and West Kordofan.

The combating is estimated to have killed at the least 4,000 individuals, based on the U.N. human rights workplace, although activists and medical doctors on the bottom say the dying toll is probably going far greater.

Greater than 4.6 million individuals have been displaced, based on the U.N. migration company. These embrace over 3.6 million who fled to safer areas inside Sudan and greater than 1 million others who crossed into neighboring nations.

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