RSF launch attack to capture Jebel Aulia dam
Heavy fighting in urban area south of Khartoum
The Rapid Support Forces this morning launched a major attack on Jebel Aulia, a city in southern Khartoum State that guards a dam across the Nile.
The attack comes one day after the Shambat Bridge was destroyed, cutting off RSF’s forces in Omdurman from those in Khartoum.
If the RSF capture the dam, which has a one-land road across the top of it, they will restore the link between their forces east and west of the Nile. Capturing the city would also potentially open an invasion route into White Nile State.
Unlike other bridges across the Nile, the Jebel Aulia dam bridge cannot be destroyed without flooding Khartoum.
In group chats and on social media, RSF combatants shared many videos today showing their forces attacking Jebel Aulia and capturing some soldiers and equipment. They also shared videos of many enemy war dead, though it wasn’t possible to confirm the location of most of these videos.
Previously, we confirmed the presence of RSF troops on the northern and east…