AOAV’s data briefing in the surge of armed violence in Sudan, with a focus on air strikes, and its underlying causes

Since April 2023, Sudan has experienced a troubling surge in violence, heavily impacting civilians through explosive incidents and air strikes, largely driven by a complex internal power struggle within the country’s military leadership. Here AOAV unpicks the data.

Khartoum: 14 killed and 217 injured in shelling between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces during struggle for control of police headquarters, 25 June.

At least 14 civilians were killed and 217 injured during a battle for control of the Central Reserve Police headquarters in Khartoum.

Escalating power struggle between Sudan’s military and paramilitary forces plunges Khartoum into chaos, threatens regional stability

A power struggle between Sudan’s military and the Rapid Support Forces has erupted in violence throughout Khartoum, resulting in civilian casualties and threatening both the country’s transition to civilian rule and regional stability.