The Sudanese army regains control over Central Darfur State’s Zalingei

While the Sudanese conflict reaches its fourth month, efforts to achieve a conclusive resolution to the crisis that emerged between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in mid-April of the previous year remain at a standstill. The Darfur region and its constituent states persist in experiencing sporadic clashes and persistent breaches.

According to military reports, the army has effectively ended the blockade enforced by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), under the leadership of Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, commonly referred to as Hemedti, in the urban center of Zalingei. Zalingei serves as the capital of Central Darfur state. The army has expanded its authority to encompass the western sector of the city and the adjacent vicinity of the 21st Infantry Division headquarters.

It has been confirmed that the armed forces engaged in fierce battles against the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the vicinity of the 21st Infantry Division headquarters on Sunday and Monday before managing to repel them.

The sources further noted that the army has fully seized the western part of Zalingei and established positions extending southeast to Zalingei University and north to the Legislative Council headquarters, in addition to controlling the entire Al-Hasaheisa neighborhod and the western area up to the public housing.

It’s worth mentioning that Zalingei has been affected by the intense fighting that has been ongoing for months between the two major military factions in Sudan.

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