How Sudan’s forgotten war is being fought

As satellite images reveal, the gruelling battle for Khartoum is being waged with little care for civilians, write John Pollock and Damien Symon.

The World Today Published 29 September 2023 3 minute READ

Damien Symon

Geo-intelligence researcher, The Intel Lab

The fighting that erupted in Sudan on April 15 between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Armed Forces continues unabated.

The conflict represents a power struggle between two men who were once allies: Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, widely known as Hemedti, who is the leader of the RSF, a battle-hardened paramilitary force with origins in the genocidaire Janjaweed of the Darfur conflict, and the leader of Sudan’s military junta, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

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