Sudan Army Regains Control Of National TV & Radio

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Sudan’s army has taken control of the country’s national radio and television headquarters from the rival terrorist organisation Rapid Support Forces. The military posted videos online showing its soldiers inside the headquarters on Tuesday in Omdurman. The Rapid Support Forces used the building for military operations and it was also reportedly used as a detention centre.

OMDURMAN MARCH 13: Sudan’s army has taken control of the country’s national radio and television headquarters from the rival terrorist organisation Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the army said in a statement on Tuesday.

The military posted videos online showing its soldiers inside the headquarters on Tuesday in Omdurman, a city across the Nile from Khartoum that forms part of Sudan’s wider capital, where the army has claimed recent gains after a string of military losses.

The Rapid Support Forces used the building for military operations and it was also reportedly used as a detention centre.

Battles have continued despite a call by the United Nations Security Council for a truce to allow desperately needed humanitarian aid into Sudan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began on Monday.

The truce call was welcomed by the terrorist organisation but rejected by a senior general in the army, which has claimed some recent gains in Omdurman after being on the back foot militarily through much of the war.

The capture of the state broadcast building would extend its control from the north across “old Omdurman”, though the RSF retains southern and western areas of the city.

National TV and radio have been broadcasting from Port Sudan, the Red Sea coastal city from which officials aligned with the army have operated since the RSF occupied large swathes of the capital early in the war.

The conflict has also drawn in regional powers. Analysts say the United Arab Emirates has backed the RSF, while Egypt, Eritrea and Iran are aligned with the army.

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