Amidst the power outage, violent clashes renewed between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, in the city of Omdurman, especially in the neighborhoods near the Corps of Engineers in the capital, Khartoum.
Eyewitnesses said that the clashes, which broke out in the Abbasiya area, Al-Arda, the vicinity of Al-Ahlia University, Umm Biddah, and in the center and south of Omdurman, involved the use of heavy weapons, and aircraft were seen flying in large parts of the city, and explosions were also heard in Khartoum North.
Human rights organizations and activists in Sudan have accused the Rapid Support Forces of detaining more than 5,000 people in inhumane conditions in the capital, Khartoum, stressing that they have evidence of that.
The organizations expressed fears of being subjected to reprisals, especially since there are fighters among the detainees held in several places around Khartoum, including 3,500 civilians, including women and foreign nationals.
However, the Rapid Support Forces said that the organizations turn a blind eye to the army’s violations of the rights of civilians, including air strikes, heavy artillery, arrests, and the distribution of weapons to civilians.