The head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, warned of the dangers of the fragmentation of Sudan’s unity due to the war, while military sources reported that the Rapid Support Forces are using drones to strike the army headquarters in the state of South Darfur.
Al-Burhan said – in a speech broadcast on Sudanese television – that the army is facing a war that could fragment Sudan and afflict its unity, noting that what he called “rogue terrorist forces” targeted the Sudanese people and violated their security and all the details of their lives.
Al-Burhan added that there were war crimes committed in Khartoum and Darfur, and the perpetrators must be held accountable, calling on the Rapid Support Forces to hand over weapons to the legitimate authorities, and he commended the police officers who volunteered within the fighters of the Special Action Group and said that they contribute to defeating the aggression.
On the ground, a source in the army told Al-Jazeera that the Rapid Support Forces used drones to attack the army headquarters and the police hospital in Nyala, in the state of South Darfur.
The military source said that the battles are still going on between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces in Nyala, and pointed out that the army responded by using artillery shells to target the Rapid Support Forces.
A government source told Al-Jazeera that the humanitarian situation is deteriorating in the city of Nyala, and most hospitals and health centers are closed, with the high number of injured.
Our correspondent in Khartoum also reported that the Rapid Support Forces today fired mortar shells at the vicinity of the army command in the capital.
The battles began on April 15 between the Sudanese army led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo (Hamidti), and have so far resulted in the killing of about 5,000 people and the displacement of 4.6 million, whether inside or outside the country.