The video shows helicopters flying above Khartoum amid the ongoing confrontations between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army.
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Social media users have widely circulated a video claiming it depicts military helicopters flying over Khartoum amid clashes between Sudan's paramilitary group and its regular army.
Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be misleading. The video is outdated.
Using advanced image reverse search tools, we found that the video was uploaded to TikTok in August 2022. According to the source, the clip features the Sudanese air forces.
Although our team could not find another source of the video confirming its origin, the clip surfaced after the Sudanese air forces' parade over Khartoum on the occasion of the Sudanese Armed Forces’ 68th anniversary.
The Ongoing Clashes Between Sudan’s Paramilitaries and Army
The paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the regular armed forces in Sudan had exchanged in Khartoum and other Sudanese cities. At least three have died during the confrontations.
Media outlets reported that warplanes attacked the PSF bases. Explosions were heard, and clashes took place near the presidential palace in Khartoum days after the escalation of tensions between the forces and the Sudanese army over a proposed transition to civilian rule.
Meanwhile, the RSF claimed control of at least three airports, the army chief's residence and the presidential palace. However, army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan denied this in an interview with al-Jazeera.
Clashes occurred at the state TV station, which is now controlled by the RSF, the BBC reported, citing eyewitnesses.