Aug 09

Heavy clashes grip Sudan capital as war shows no sign of let-up

Sudan’s army on Tuesday intensified efforts to gain ground in the capital Khartoum. This in some of the heaviest fighting since the start of a conflict with a rival military faction that has caused a growing humanitarian crisis. Reuters reports that the army has launched air strikes and used heavy artillery since Monday to try to take a bridge across the Nile. The bridge is used by the rival Rapid Support Forces to bring reinforcements and weapons from Omdurman to the other two cities that make up the wider capital, Bahri and Khartoum.