The battles between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have moved inside the walls of the armored corps headquarters and the adjacent contact zones near one of the army’s major strategic fortresses south of Khartoum.
Both sides claimed control over the strategic headquarters amid a cloud of uncertainty surrounding the situation.
In a statement, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said it achieved a significant victory in its battle against the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) in armored corps camp in Khartoum and inflicted heavy casualties and equipment losses upon the SAF and its allied militias.
According to the spokesperson, “The RSF seized a large amount of military equipment, weapons and ammunition caches, 34 armored vehicles and tanks, 12 cannons, and 78 other vehicles, while taking down 260 enemy soldiers and capturing hundreds more.”
Since Sunday, the RSF launched attacks on the armored corps and the ammunition camp in Al-Shajara suburb. Meanwhile, the SAF continued artillery attacks on RSF positions in several areas of Khartoum.
The armoured corps represents a critical military point for both sides of the conflict, especially for the RSF, which is determined to gain control over it. It is an attempt to prevent a threat to its main base in the Tibah area south of Khartoum.
Seizing control of the armored corps opens up a wide path to the Nujoomi Airbase in Jabal Aulia (to the south), which means tightening control over the Jabal Aulia road. This road is one of the supply routes for the RSF stationed in the Tibah camp.