Updates from Darfur, Kordofan, Khartoum
Al Burhan delivers speech promising "victory over the rebellion"
Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s transitional sovereignty council and commander in chief of the armed forces, addressed the Sudanese people in a speech yesterday, saying that Sudan is undergoing a ‘dark chapter’ in its history as the Rapid Support Forces threaten the survival of the Sudanese state, identity, and heritage.
“We pledge to you all honorable people to celebrate very soon and with the help of Allah and his blessing, a victory over this disastrous rebellion,” he said.
Al-Burhan also alluded to an eventual transition to civilian rule and elections, saying they would reach a “fair and acceptable political formula” to that end.
In a separate context, the security services canceled an anti-war symposium organized by the “No to Women’s Oppression” initiative in Wad Madani, the capital of Gezira State on Saturday. The “No to Women's Oppression Initiative” considered this move by the security forces as authoritarian and contradicting freedom of expression, which was part of the slogan of the December 2018 revolution, “Freedom, Peace and Justice.”
The initiative called on revolutionary forces including the resistance committees, civil society forces, associations, and political parties to make a popular campaign throughout Sudan calling for a halt to the war in Sudan.
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RSF shoot down warplane in Khartoum Bahri
The Rapid Support Forces said that they downed a Sukhoi warplane Monday evening in Khartoum Bahri, and videos appeared to corroborate this claim.
This is the group of soldiers who claimed they shot down the warplane.
Nyala fighting continues
Civilians in Nyala suffered at least three days of clashes from Friday to Sunday, leading to more civilian casualties and displacement.
The clashes prompted some Nyala residents to leave the city in light of the deteriorating security situation, according to Beam Reports. Medical sources reported that two deaths were recorded in Al-Wehda Hospital and that dozens of injuries were received on Sunday morning, including ten critical cases needing surgical intervention. While the death toll has not been finally confirmed, the Darfur Bar Association said that the death toll on Saturday and Sunday rose to more than 15 people, including a lawyer and a human rights defender.
Similarly, Issa Dafallah, a journalist in Nyala, said the Turkish Hospital in the city received 155 cases of injured people Saturday and Sunday, and 12 deaths.
Gouja Ahmed, another Darfur journalist, criticized the army for firing shells into residential areas, causing casualties: “Apart from the violations of the RSF and its allied militias in Nyala, SAF in the city of Nyala is responsible for killing more than 80 percent of the citizens. Since April SAF are firing mortars and missiles indiscriminately among residential neighborhoods.”
“SAF is not innocent in this war,” Gouja stated.
SPLM-N shelling of Dalami
Two people were injured in an attack launched by the SPLM-N, led by Al-Hilu, on Delami town in South Kordofan state on Saturday, according to Radio Dabanga.
Sources reported that a force from the SPLM carried out an attack on the city from three axes on Saturday. Using heavy weapons, some shells landed in the neighborhoods around the army command in the city. The sources indicated that two people were wounded in the Al-Huda neighborhood, with no casualties among the army. SPLM withdrew after the attack and life returned to normal on Sunday.
Separately, clashes were also reported on the outskirts of Kadugli on Monday between the army and SPLM-N. “The clashes took place in the southeastern part of the city, in the Al-Mak neighborhood, which caused the citizens to flee to the inner neighborhoods of the city for their safety, in addition to closing the Kadugli market (the big market) and all other institutions,” reported Beam Reports.
Intermittent artillery shelling occurred in Al Thawrat, Omdurman, as well as sorties of reconnaissance aircraft, according to social media reports.
New geolocated video confirms RSF control over at least part of Al-Samrab neighborhood in Bahri. This is an area where SAF soldiers previously were sighted, but not recently. It is a few kilometers south of the nearest SAF base.
The German Embassy in Sudan announced €3 million in funding for the Food and Agriculture Organization to mitigate droughts and and €5 million for Care Deutschland to improve food security and livelihoods in South Kordofan.
MSF said the arrival of the rainy season brought an alarming increase in malaria cases among Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad: “In just one week, our clinic in Camp Ecole recorded 956 malaria cases, nearly three times the previous week's count.”
Lastly. we’ll conclude this roundup with a video of soldiers celebrating Army Day in Damazin, the capital of Blue Nile State.
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