(Imagery) Troops in the Demilitarized Zone: Confirmation of Violations by Sudan and South Sudan

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Despite their pledges to the contrary, DigitalGlobe satellite imagery acquired in May and June 2013 over portions of the demilitarized zone border proves that both countries were still in violation of their bilateral agreement in at least 14 locations within the zone.


The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, is monitoring Sudan and South Sudan’s shared border and tracking adherence to pledges from both countries to withdraw all troops to their respective sides, creating a 12.4 mile, or 20 kilometer, wide demilitarized zone. New DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, acquired in June 2013, shows that both Sudan and South Sudan retain prohibited and previously undetected military presence in multiple locations within the demilitarized zone.

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