Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fighting for army base rages for third day in Sudan capital

(Al Jazeera Media Network) Sudanese military factions battled for a third day over an army base in the capital, witnesses have said, as both sides struggle for advantage in a war that has raged for more than four months.

After the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) circulated video of its soldiers claiming to have entered the base and captured tanks, army sources on Tuesday said they had managed to drive them out.

If the army were to lose the Armoured Corps base, its last stronghold in the capital, Khartoum, would be the army headquarters in the centre of the city.

Resident committees reported displacement and deaths among civilians during days of clashes.

The RSF has dominated on the ground since fighting broke out in Sudan on April 15, while the army, which has warplanes and heavier artillery, has maintained control of its main bases in the capital and in central and eastern parts of the country.

The two forces have fought fiercely over bases and supply routes west of Khartoum in the Kordofan and Darfur regions.

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