The powerful paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces posted a video statement on Twitter on Tuesday that appeared to show its armed fighters assembled outside the presidential palace in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.
Although the fighters claimed in the video to have captured Khartoum, the ongoing fighting in the capital and across Sudan suggested that neither the R.S.F. nor its rival, the Sudanese Army, was in control.
The statement was the latest in a volley of unverified declarations by both sides since the start of the fighting on Saturday. Each day, one side or the other has claimed control of key installations, only to have the claim quickly rejected by its rival.
The video posted on Tuesday morning on the R.S.F.’s main Twitter account showed a group of soldiers in military fatigues, some toting weapons, outside what appears to be the presidential palace, a large compound close to the Nile.
“Today, we are in total control of Khartoum and the presidential palace,”…
This article was written by Cora Engelbrecht and Hwaida Saad and originally published on www.nytimes.com