Fighting In Sudan Continues As 2nd Cease-Fire Attempt Fails

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A second attempt at a 24-hour cease-fire between the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force failed as the fighting continues in the capital of Khartoum and other major cities.  Over 300 are confirmed dead and an estimated 3,000 injured but that number is expected to climb as nearly 70% of hospitals near the conflict areas have been put out of service. Sudanese civilians are fleeing major cities seeking refuge from the fighting, but aid groups are reluctant to help without better guarantees of safety.  Countries with citizens trapped in Sudan are doing what they can to get them out.  Egyptian military personnel who had been detained have been flown back to their country.  Japan and the Netherlands have said that they are putting assets in place to evacuate citizens of those countries.