Since the outbreak of the generals’ war on April 15, Sudan has suffered from continued attacks, damage to buildings, frequent displacement, and severe food shortages that have killed many children.
Recent updates show that the Rapid Support Forces have dominated the ground in many areas of Khartoum, while the army, which has warplanes and heavy artillery, has maintained control over its main bases in the capital, and in the central and eastern parts of the country, and violent clashes have taken place between the two sides to control the bases. and supply routes west of Khartoum in the regions of Kordofan and Darfur.
In light of the conflict raging for days to control the “armored corps”, this important military headquarters south of Khartoum, the Sudanese army launched air strikes on nearby sites.
Simultaneously, the Rapid Support Forces published a video of one of its members, confirming that they had entered the walls of this important military headquarters in the Al-Shajara area, south of the capital.
The army had denied more than once during the past hours and days that the attackers had taken control of this headquarters, stressing that it had repelled all attempts by the Rapid Support Forces to enter the “armored corps”.
This headquarters is located in Al-Shajara neighborhood, south of Khartoum, and its area is estimated at approximately ten square kilometers. It is considered a historical military area and includes, in addition to the armored vehicles, an ammunition factory and the Yarmouk factory. It also includes hundreds of tanks and huge cannons, some of which are home-made, produced by the Military Industry, which was developed during the rule of ousted President Omar al-Bashir.
It also includes seven brigades: four of them tanks, two infantry, and one light armored brigade. It has always been known to include fierce fighters with rare combat efficiency and strength.
On the other hand, about 500 children died of starvation in Sudan – including 24 children in a government-run orphanage in the capital, Khartoum, and Save the Children said that at least 31,000 children lack treatment for malnutrition and related diseases since the The charity has had to close 57 of its feeding centers in Sudan.
“We never thought we would see children dying of starvation in such numbers, but this is the reality now in Sudan,” said Aref Noor, Save the Children country director in Sudan. “We are seeing children dying of starvation, which is entirely preventable.”
The sinking of Sudan:
Months-long tensions between the army and a rival paramilitary force erupted into open fighting on April 15
At least 4,000 people have been killed, according to Lise Throssell, a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Office
The conflict has turned Khartoum and other urban areas into battlefields
Many residents live without water and electricity
The country’s healthcare system has nearly collapsed
About 500 children died of starvation
31 thousand children lack treatment for malnutrition and related diseases
Large numbers of people flee Sudan, including refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea