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Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

Sudanese warplanes executed a targeted strike on Thursday, aiming at a supply convoy affiliated with the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) near the vicinity of Hamrat al-Sheikh in North Kordofan. The convoy’s origins traced back to South Darfur, marking a strategic route utilized amid the ongoing conflict.

Since the onset of hostilities on April 15, 2023, the RSF has heavily relied on key transit routes such as the Omdurman-Bara road and the Hamrat al-Sheikh Omdurman road for the transportation of fighters and essential military provisions from western Sudan to Khartoum. Recent months have witnessed a surge in Sudanese military aerial operations, specifically targeting RSF convoys en route to Khartoum from North Kordofan and Darfur.

According to a credible military insider, speaking to Sudan Tribune under the condition of anonymity, “military aircraft engaged a supply convoy for the RSF on the road between Sodari and Hamrat al-Sheikh in North Kordofan, destroying it.”

The source further disclosed critical details indicating that the convoy’s inception occurred in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, on March 26. Comprising approximately 11 trucks laden with multiple tanks, the convoy was destined for Omdurman, a significant military stronghold.

Recent clashes between the RSF and the Sudanese army have inflicted substantial losses on the former, culminating in the relinquishment of strategic territories. Areas such as Omdurman, the Umbada suburb, and significant segments of Khartoum Bahri have witnessed the RSF ceding ground amidst intensified confrontations.

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