RSF repels SAF attack in Darfur, secures major victory

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) successfully repelled an attack by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), allied mercenary groups, and extremist militias from the former regime in Um Baar, North Darfur State, RSF announced on Monday.

RSF said it had destroyed an entire army division, seizing 113 fully equipped Land Cruisers, destroying 14 other vehicles and artillery, and eliminating hundreds of soldiers during the clashes.

RSF announced they had also captured substantial quantities of weapons and ammunition.

Sudanese group announced they had also dealt a heavy blow to “mercenaries aligned with Minawi, Jibril, and Tambour” decisively crushing “these mercenary movements and dashing the hopes of their shameless supporters in Port Sudan.”

“The enemy forces facing us in this war today – the hijacked SAF leadership, its allied mercenaries, and its extremist minders from the former regime – represent the worst our country has to offer and the decades of horror, corruption, and terror that reigned in Sudan.”

“Together with the people of Sudan, we will liberate our nation from their hatred and repression – and pave the way for a future of freedom, democracy, peace, and justice,” RSF said.

Sudan has been mired by fighting between the army, led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who is the head of the ruling Sovereign Council, and the RSF.

At least 13,900 people have been killed and more than eight million displaced in the conflict that started in April 2023, according to UN figures.

Several cease-fire agreements brokered by Saudi Arabia and US mediators have failed to end the violence.

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