Darfur clashes.. Rapid Support Forces control police stations

Day by day, fears of slippage are mounting Darfur region In western Sudan, a civil and tribal war is brewing, after the spark of fighting that broke out two months ago between the army and the Rapid Support Forces spread to it.

Today, Monday, Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath sources revealed that the Rapid Support Forces had taken control of a number of police stations in the Darfur region, which consists of five states.

And in the state of Central Darfur Specifically, the city of Zalingei, the Rapid Support Forces seized the headquarters of the police headquarters, as well as customs, the central reserve, and all police units.

In South Darfur, in the city of Nyala, the Rapid Support Forces took control of the central reserve headquarters, which is located in the Rapid Support deployment area.

In the state of West Darfur in the city of El Geneina, police stations were destroyed and weapons and cars were looted, while the cities of El Fasher in North Darfur and El Daein in East Darfur live in stable conditions thanks to local community initiatives.

It is noteworthy that the army forces led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo share areas of influence in this region, which has experienced bitter black years of fighting.

Painful memories

Since the start of the conflict between the two military forces in mid-April (2023), fears have escalated of the situation in Darfur escalating, especially since the region has witnessed intermittent tribal clashes over the past years.

This vast region, which is inhabited by several Arab and African tribes, and is famous for agriculture, and its area is approximately equivalent to France, is full of painful memories of the devastating civil war that lasted for years, leaving thousands of dead, in addition to major massacres between the tribes, two decades ago.

A military vehicle in Darfur - Sudan - France Press

A military vehicle in Darfur – Sudan – France Press

Fears of a civil war

The conflict broke out in 2003 when a group of rebels stood up to the government forces backed by the Janjaweed militia, which were famous at the time for riding horses, and the violence led to the killing of about 300,000 people and the displacement of millions.

Despite the many peace agreements, tension has continued since that time, like embers under the ashes, waiting for a spark to awaken it.

Violence has indeed escalated intermittently over the past two years before it calmed down relatively, only to flare up again following the conflict that erupted between the army and the Rapid Support Forces two months ago.

This infighting, which erupted between the two sides, fueled fears that this region would slip again into a fierce civil and tribal war.

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