Violence is occurring in Sudan, and the latest attempt at a cease-fire has failed. The capital city of Khartoum is experiencing gunfire, and the situation remains tense. The White House national security spokesperson, John Kirby, has said that American citizens in Sudan should make their own arrangements to stay safe. The White House has not yet decided to evacuate American diplomatic personnel from Sudan, but they are preparing for such an eventuality if necessary. President Joe Biden has approved a plan to move U.S. forces nearby in case they are needed to help evacuate American diplomats.
Kirby has emphasized that there has been no decision to move forward with any kind of evacuation at this time. The warring parties have been unable to stick to ceasefires that have been agreed upon, and the situation remains uncertain. Currently, the focus is on getting all government personnel consolidated and safe at the U.S. embassy. This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed.