The Sudanese army said on Sunday that it had repelled a new attack by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on the Armoured Corps headquarters in the Al-Shajara area, south of Khartoum.
Since late August, the RSF has been trying to seize control of the Armoured Corps headquarters, engaging in violent battles with the armed forces in an unsuccessful attempt to take over.
Sudanese army spokesman Brig Gen Nabil Abdallah said in a statement on Sunday that army forces in the Al-Shajara military area had defeated a failed attack attempt by the RSF.
He added that the attacking forces fled after heroic battles, during which four combat vehicles with their crews, an Emirati armoured vehicle, and a Sarsar armoured vehicle were destroyed. Four armoured vehicles and three fully armed combat vehicles were also seized, and the enemy sustained a large number of deaths and injuries.
The Al-Shajara military area and its surroundings, south of the Sudanese capital, have been the scene of battles since Sunday morning, with the RSF attempting to storm the armoured corps from several axes.
RSF platforms on social media broadcast video clips showing members of the RSF inside the Armored Corps and the Shajara area, before the army’s official Facebook page broadcast video clips that it said were of army forces inside the Armoured Corps premises.
In addition, the army spokesman said that the armed forces had also dealt with a number of hostile targets in various places inside and outside the capital.
He stated, “We may lose a battle or lose a position here or there, but we will not lose this legitimate war in order to preserve the dignity of this country.”
The war between the Sudanese army and the RSF began in mid-April in Khartoum and has since expanded to include several areas in the Darfur and Kordofan regions.
On October 26, negotiations between the two fighting parties resumed in Jeddah in the hope of reaching an agreement to stop the war after the negotiations were suspended in late May.
Source: Sudan Tribune