Battles continued for the second day in Jebel Aulia, a city in southern Khartoum state, on Monday, causing mass displacement of citizens towards White Nile state. Clashes also continue in Omdurman and El Obeid in North Kordofan.
Residents near Jebel Aulia told Radio Dabanga that the sounds of explosions and shelling renewed on Monday, to a lesser extent than on Sunday when the RSF launched a major attack on the city that guards a dam across the Nile.
“If the RSF capture the dam, which has a one-land road across the top of it, they will restore the link between their forces east and west of the Nile,” reported Sudan War Monitor on Sunday.
“Capturing the city would also potentially open an invasion route into White Nile state. Unlike other bridges across the Nile, the Jebel Aulia dam bridge cannot be destroyed without flooding Khartoum.”
The Jebel Aulia Emergency Room issued a call to locals to stay in their homes, close doors and windows, and not move around unless necessary. Witnesses informed Radio Dabanga of a “complete communications network and internet blackout” in the Jebel Aulia area.