The Sudanese army and its rival paramilitary force resumed peace talks on Thursday, October 26, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The talks are being brokered by both Riyadh and Washington.

 The revived talks between representatives from the Sudanese army, led by Abdel-Fattah Burhan, and the Rapid Support Force paramilitary, commanded by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, are underway in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah.

 The Saudi foreign ministry has issued a statement expressing hope that the fresh negotiations will lead to another cease-fire agreement and also a political agreement that will “return security, stability and prosperity for Sudan and its people” .

The previous peace talks were held in Jeddah earlier this year but broke down in late June

The conflict between Sudan’s warring factions has been ongoing for nearly seven months

The fighting has driven over 4.5 million people to flee their homes to other places inside Sudan and more than 1.2 million to seek refuge in neighboring countries.

More than 9,000 people have been killed in the conflict, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data project, which tracks Sudan’s war 4.

The United Nations Security Council has expressed concern over the situation in Sudan and called for an immediate end to hostilities.

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