Rapid Support Forces attack al-'Aylafun
Clashes southeast of Khartoum
The Rapid Support Forces attacked the town of al-’Aylafun (العيلفون) yesterday afternoon, October 5, clashing with the Sudan Armed Forces for several hours, according to crowd-sourced social media reports and geolocated video.
The town is about 10 km south of the Soba Bridge and is the northernmost SAF-controlled territory along this part of the Blue Nile. Prior to the war, Al-’Aylafun was home to a military service camp, which SAF have likely built up in recent months.
The below video shows the RSF using an armored car, pickup trucks, and motorcycles at the junction between al-Gatati and al-’Aylifun (15.453639, 32.727639).