Update on the SAF offensive in Khartoum
Details on the fighting June 12-13
Three days after the start of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) offensive to retake Khartoum, it remains too soon to pronounce a verdict as to the success or failure of the operation. On Monday and Tuesday, the fighting was somewhat less intense and widespread than it was on the first day of the offensive. Yet the two sides remain locked in a struggle that shows no signs of easing.
The main outcome of the offensive so far has been to open a new front in Bahri, which the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) had dominated mostly unchallenged for weeks, apart from a holdout pocket of the army near the Kobar Bridge.
By taking the initiative, the Sudan Armed Forces have forestalled the possibility of RSF overrunning their remaining bases in Khartoum. The RSF had gained the upper hand in fighting in May and early June and isolated the SAF into various holdouts throughout the capital, allowing them to attack these sites individually without forces at one base being able to …