RSF driving toward Kafouri 4 in Khartoum Bahri
August 4, 2023; Khartoum North Industrial Area (محطة بحري للتوليد الحراري)
Date: August 4, 2023
Coordinates: 15.653374, 32.564629 - Khartoum North Thermal Power Plant
Description: The video shows a vehicle loaded with Rapid Support Forces (RSF) fighters driving east past the Khartoum North Thermal Power Plant toward Kafouri 4. Note the smoke column to the southwest. The person filming says the fire is in the SAF Signal Corps, but in fact it is in a contested or RSF-controlled part of the industrial area, according to NASA FIRMS heat signatures.
Context: This area has been firmly under the control of the RSF for a long time, but there have not been videos from the area. SAF previously established positions near here in Kafouri 3, but it is unclear if the army still control that area or not.
Source: RSF 24
Note that the video was mirrored (filmed in selfie mode), so these images were flipped to more easily show the correspondence between the video and satellite images.
Justification for the dating: The upload date was August 5. The person filming says (0:50) it is August 4, 2023. The large smoke column in the video is also seen in other videos from about that date and confirmed by NASA FIRMS heat signature.