Head of Sudan’s army called on young men to defend their country by joining the army and announced a ceasefire for the Eid al Adha holiday today.

Multiple ceasefire deals have failed to stick in the conflict between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces that began on the 15th of April including several brokered by Saudi Arabia and the United States at talks in Jeddah.

Army leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan appealed to the country’s youth and all those who can defend not to hesitate or delay in playing this national role in their place of residence or by joining the armed forces.

The RSF late on Monday declared a ceasefire for today to observe Eid al Adha holiday.