High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Um Sidir is a Sudanese town located near Al-Fashir, capital of North Darfur. It was controlled by rebel forces until August 31, 2006, when it was recaptured by the Sudanese government. It was subsequently recaptured by the National Redemption Front by 12 September. The fighting is a continuation of the three and a half-year civil war in Darfur. Al Fashir or Al-Fashir is the capital city of North Darfur, Sudan. It is a large town in the Darfur region of northwestern Sudan, 120 miles (195 km) northeast of Nyala, Sudan. A historical caravan post, Al-Fashir is located at an elevation of about 2,400 feet (700 m). The town serves as an agricultural marketing point for the cereals and fruits grown in the surrounding region. Al-Fashir is linked by road with both Al-Junaynah and Umm Kaddadah. Late in the 18th century, Sultan 'Abd al-Rahman al-Rashed of the Fur Sultanate of Darfur founded his capital city at Al-Fashir, and the town developed around the sultan's palace grounds.