Rapid collapse of SAF defenses in Jebel Aulia
RSF take control of key landmarks in city south of Khartoum
The Sudan Armed Forces’ defenses in the city of Jebel Aulia, 40 km south of Khartoum, collapsed rapidly over the past two days following a months-long siege and week-long assault.
The Rapid Support Forces seized the Al Najumi helicopter base south of the city on November 12, the mountain (Jebel Aulia) on Saturday night, and the dam on Sunday, followed by part or all of the main military base in the city on Monday morning.
Pockets of resistance may persist in parts of Jebel Aulia, including within the military area near the city hospital, but the RSF now control nearly all of the city.
The fall of Jebel Aulia opens the way into White Nile State, where the RSF’s next principal objective would be Ad Douiem/Abu Hibeira. However, an invasion of the state would be a significant logistical undertaking for which the RSF may be unprepared at the moment.
The capture of Jebel Aulia also gives the RSF control over a bridge across the Nile, if they are able to repair or replace a 20-meter steel drawbr…