Abyei Invasion


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Imagery depicting Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) equipped with heavy armor and artillery at the El Obeid Barracks, approximately 270 miles from Abyei town, possibly preparing for deployment to southern areas. The force includes troop units of at least company size, towable artillery pieces, main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and Heavy Equipment Transports capable of reaching Sudan’s North-South border or Abyei town in less than a day.

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Read the reports, “Abyei Invasion: Evidence of SAF Incursion into the Abyei Region,” and, "Troops, Tanks and Artillery at El Obeid Barracks."

Read the press releases:

5/23/2011: "After Assault on Abyei, U.S. Must Adopt a Consequence-based Sudan Policy: Rights Groups."

5/24/2011: "Satellite Images Document Destruction in Wake of Abyei Invasion."

5/25/2011: "Sudan Armed Forces Mass Additional Troops, Tanks, Artillery Within Striking Range of Abyei."

5/26/2011: "Satellite Sentinel Project Documents Evidence of Possible War Crimes in Abyei, Sudan."

5/29/2011: "Satellite Sentinel Project Releases New Visual Evidence of Government of Sudan War Crimes in Abyei."