Sudan Paramilitaries Clash With Army In Khartoum, Other Cities


Violence erupted between Sudan’s main paramilitary group and the armed forces yesterday in an apparent struggle for control against the backdrop of the country’s halting moves toward elections after a military coup.

Amid conflicting reports from the two sides, the army rejected assertions by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that they had seized the presidential palace, army chief’s residence and airports in Khartoum and the northern city of Merowe.

Doctors confirmed three deaths but said many more civilians had been killed and wounded in the clashes that shook residential neighbourhoods of the capital. Fighting was also taking place at the headquarters of Sudan’s state TV, according to an on-air anchor.

 The army said the Sudanese air force was conducting operations against the RSF. Footage from broadcasters showed military jets flying low over Khartoum, but Reuters could not independently confirm the material.

Gunfire and explosions could be heard across the capital, where…

Source: Leadership Newspaper