Map: RSF invade the Armored Corps
Army claims they inflicted heavy losses on RSF during the attack
The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) yesterday attacked the Sudan Armed Forces’ Armored Corps base in southwest Khartoum, resulting in fierce fighting.
RSF already had seized eastern parts of the base in August. Yesterday they took over all or nearly all of the remainder of it. However, after invading this area, the RSF may have withdrawn for fear of airstrikes, which could allow SAF to reoccupy parts of it.
This pattern of attack-and-withdraw is typical of RSF tactics, particularly in high-value areas where the army are likely to call in air support or artillery strikes.
The RSF attack came from the north near the base’s administrative headquarters, as seen in the geolocated video below (Video #1). Simultaneously, they may have also attacked from other directions.
After capturing the headquarters, (Videos #2) they pushed south (Video #3) and west (Video #4), using captured tanks to aid their advance (Video #6).