About two weeks after the ongoing fighting in Sudan between the army forces and the Rapid Support Forces, no indications have emerged of the possibility of quickly resolving the battle for either side, especially since no one knows, precisely yet, who controls what, which indicates, according to a number of observers. We are facing a seemingly long war, which means more civilian casualties. Not only that, but the prolonged war also means that the Sudanese are facing waves of internal displacement to the less tense states, or taking refuge in neighboring countries, especially Egypt. This is where military experts fear
Sudan is on a date with a repeated scenario similar to what is happening in Libya, Syria or Yemen, or a repetition of internal civil wars that Sudan witnessed, including those that lasted for decades, and ended with the secession of (South Sudan).
In view of the military strength of the two sides of the war, the Sudanese army has the advantage in owning a number of weapons that are not available to the other side, especially in the airspace. However, what is remarkable is that the Rapid Support Forces expanded until they became a force parallel to the army, as their number, according to estimates, reaches about 100. It has 1,000 armed vehicles, and it has 10,000 vehicles armed with anti-machine guns, which also indicates that it will not surrender easily, and that it has the capabilities to prolong the war.
Hence, the international community is required now, before tomorrow, to intensify its contacts and pressures to convert the temporary truce into a permanent one, and to convince the two parties to return to the negotiating track to end the war as soon as possible.