The fierce battles that have been ongoing for days around the headquarters of the Armored Corps in the Al-Shajara area south of Khartoum between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have drawn attention to the rest of the military installations, which are considered highly significant and a deadly target for both sides.
Since the conflict erupted in mid-April between the two major forces in the country, both sides have been vying for control over five crucial military centers in the capital, the General Command headquarters in central Khartoum, the Engineering Corps Command in central Omdurman, as well as the Wadi Seidna Command Area, which includes the military airport north of Omdurman. Additionally, there’s the Armored Corps camp south of the capital and the Signal Corps headquarters in central Khartoum Bahri.
So far, the army has complete control over the Signal Corps Command, the Ammunition Depot, and the Engineering Corps.
Meanwhile, the General Command headquarters of the Army, Khartoum Airport, and the Armored Corps are witnessing intermittent and periodic clashes. The RSF aims to gain control over them to shift the balance of the battle in their favor.
Whoever gains control over, for example, the Armored Corps will possess significant firepower that could potentially threaten the entire Khartoum area and repel any attacking forces.
The RSF, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, has asserted their control over various areas of Khartoum since the outbreak of the conflict on April 15th, while the Sudanese army, possessing fighter airplanes and heavy artillery, has maintained its hold on major bases in the capital, as well as in central and eastern parts of the country.