Thursday, December 21, 2023

Are Sudan Armed Forces Up to the Task?

 The New York Times published on 20 December 2023 an article titled "Sudan's Army Faces Scrutiny after Major City Falls to Rival Forces" by Abdi Latif Dahir.

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) confirmed that they withdrew from Wad Madani, Sudan's second largest city about 85 miles southeast of Khartoum, as the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces began attacking the city.  An estimated 300,000 people, many of them displaced from Khartoum, have now fled Wad Madani.  The fall of Wad Madani raises serious questions about the ability of the SAF to maintain control of those parts of Sudan that it still holds.