The video compilation shows airstrike scenes shot during the ongoing conflict between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese regular army.
Social media users have circulated a video compilation claiming it shows the massive airstrikes carried out by the Sudanese army on the Rapid Support Forces.
Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be misleading. The video is old and has nothing to do with the ongoing conflict between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese regular army.
Old Video Resurfaced Amid the Escalating Tensions in Sudan
Misbar’s team has discovered that the video is outdated. It was uploaded to YouTube on June 2, 2020, with a caption suggesting it depicts attacks on Houthi leaders and operation rooms in Yemen.
The same social media user whose username can be seen on the watermark on the video also uploaded the scenes to their Instagram account.
The Ongoing Confrontations Between RSF and the Sudanese Army
The claim surfaced amid ongoing confrontation between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the regular army in Sudan. The two rivals have been engaged in violent clashes in the capital Khartoum and other neighboring cities, killing at least 413 and leaving 3,500 people wounded since the clashes broke out last week, according to the World Health Organization.
Amid the ongoing clashes, the RSF leader, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, best known as Hemedti, stated during an interview with Al Jazeera that his paramilitary group is requesting a humanitarian ceasefire, but “the other side does not want to.”
From his side and in his first speech since the conflict erupted, the Sudan army’s commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the military is committed to the transition to civilian rule. Meanwhile, amid the conflict escalation, embassies of other countries in Sudan are examining ways to evacuate their staff and citizens from the area.
Misbar has devoted its efforts to monitoring claims related to the events in Sudan. The fact-checking team has debunked several claims about the conflict.