Former Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir’s whereabouts are currently unknown after the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) attacked the Kober Prison in Khartoum on Sunday evening and freed thousands of inmates.
Eyewitnesses say heavily armed RSF troops stormed the prison, firing shots and throwing grenades to break through the gates.
They then began releasing prisoners, including several high-profile individuals who were being held on charges of corruption and other crimes such as the 1989 government takeover.
It is unclear whether Al Bashir, who has been held in Kober Prison since he was ousted from power in a military coup in April 2019, was among those released.
The RSF, which was formed by Al Bashir in 2013 to combat rebel groups in Darfur, is currently fighting the Sudanese army in Khartoum and other Sudanese cities.
Fighting broke out in Khartoum last week, 15th April 2023, after the RSF launched attacks on several army and government positions, sparking mass exodus from the capital as civilians flee to safer areas south and east of the country.