GRAPHIC: U.S.- Sanctioned Sudanese RSF General Ali Yagoub Gibril Reportedly Killed Outside El Fasher

Sudanese Rapid Support Forces (RSF) commander, General Ali Yagoub Gabril has reportedly been killed outside of El Fasher. Sudan News, the Sundanese Armed Forces, and the governor of Darfur have circulated these claims. No official confirmation has come from the RSF as of this publication.

Image claiming to show the body of Sudanese Rapid Support Forces senior commander Ali Yaqoub. Credit: Sudan News (X)
Sudanese Rapid Support Forces senior commander Ali Yaqoub earlier in the war. Picture is for comparison. Credit: kazi-njemanews

General Ali Yaqoub Gibril, commander of RSF operations in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, was a former tribal leader in Central Darfur State and has been a prominent commander in the RSF, especially in operations in the Central Darfur State where he commanded troops that ejected the Sudanese Armed Forces 21st Infantry Division earlier in the conflict.

General Gibril was sanctioned by the U.S. in May 2024, for indiscriminate killings of civilians during the Battle of El Fasher.

The Battle of El Fasher is an ongoing battle in North Darfur that began on April 13th, 2023. The Sudanese Armed Forces 6th Infantry Division and thousands of Darfur refugees are currently surrounded by the RSF as the international community has attempted to call a humanitarian ceasefire.