US calls for immediate cessation of attacks in North Darfur, Sudan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is troubled by reports of an imminent attack on El Fasher, North Darfur, and is calling on the warring parties in Sudan to immediately cease further attacks, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.

“The United States calls on the warring parties to immediately cease further attacks in and around El Fasher to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law concerning civilians,” Blinken said in a statement released by the State Department.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Ismail Shakil)