Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said it had seized the headquarters of a heavily armed police unit on Sunday as it sought an edge in its war with the army during heavy fighting in the capital Khartoum.
The RSF said in a statement that it had taken full control of the camp belonging to the Central Reserve Police southern Khartoum, and posted footage of its fighters inside the facility, some removing boxes of ammunition from a warehouse.
Reuters was not immediately able to verify the footage or the RSF statement. There was no immediate comment from the army or the police.
Since late on Saturday, fighting has surged in the three cities that make up the wider capital – Khartoum, Bahri and Omdurman – as the conflict between the army and the RSF entered its 11th week.
Witnesses also reported a sharp increase in violence in recent days in Nyala, the largest city in the western Darfur region. The U.N. raised the alarm on Saturday over ethnic targeting and the killing of people from the Masalit community in El Geneina in West Darfur.