(Imagery) Gateway to the North: Confirmation of Bombardment and New SAF Fortification at El Moreib Village, South Kordofan, Sudan

Destroyed Civilian Infrastructure

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DigitalGlobe satellite imagery acquired on September 8 and analyzed for SSP by DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center shows the reinforcement of SAF’s new infantry garrison at El Moreib. Imagery of the garrison, located on the northeast side of the village, shows evidence of recent fortification, including defensive positions, and establishes the presence of transport and cargo trucks, fuel tanker trucks, and probable “technicals” -- Land Cruisers mounted with machine guns.
Additional imagery, also from September 8, reveals a significant degree of destruction to thatched-roof residential structures (called “tukuls”) in the northwest corner of El Moreib, as well as in the civilian residential area to the south southwest. There were reports of widespread looting in the market and significant destruction throughout the village.

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