Map of the Areas of Control in Khartoum
Devastated by war, Sudan's capital is a battleground between the army and RSF militia
Five months of war have displaced millions of Sudanese from their homes, killed thousands, and destroyed the country's economy. Control of the Khartoum capital area remains divided between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. We have created a map to track the situation.
The map reflects our analysis of who controls which areas based on geolocated videos, reports by third-party sources, and the conflict patterns in different areas.
Note the following:
Frontlines are often not fixed and the situation can change rapidly.
Although the map is broadly accurate overall, it may be incorrect in certain areas.
Control of an area by one side does not necessarily mean the other side cannot carry out attacks into that area, whether by ground or by air.
Data is lacking from many areas, which are left uncolored. Nevertheless, forces of either side may be present in these areas, or they may move through them.
A version of this map was previously published in Arabic on our Twitter account. This is our first attempt to map the situation in Khartoum State overall. Hitherto we had only produced maps of smaller individual areas within Khartoum State.
As to the situation in the country as a whole, we are not mapping that, though in July we published a guest post by an open-source researcher, Thomas van Linge, featuring a map of all Sudan. That map requires updating, but still gives a generally accurate picture of which side controls which areas of the country.
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Interested to learn more about the situation in Sudan? Read our introductory guide to key names, groups, and acronyms crucial to understanding the war: