12 people were killed, and many others wounded in the area north of East Jebel Marra today, during the start of a large offensive on Deribat, one of the strongholds of the Sudan Liberation Movement, commanded by Abdel Wahid El Nur.

From early morning until afternoon, the villages of Katur, Dubo El Madrasa, Barara, Wadi Lei Gina, and Usajanga, were targeted by the Sudanese Air Force. The heavy bombardments were extended to the areas east of Deribat and south of Fanga, people from the area told Dabanga.

They said that convoys with troops of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), totalling at least about 200 vehicles, moved towards Deribat, heavily shooting and shelling the areas they were passing. […]