Satellite Imagery

June 18, 2011
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The DigitalGlobe satellite images captured June 17 show a camp of at least 300 temporary shelters clustered around the United Nations peacekeeping base north of the town.The imagery confirms that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, control the town of Kadugli in Sudan's tense border region of South Kordofan, and that thousands of civilians have been displaced. SSP identified at least 89 apparent military vehicles in the town -- all of which appear capable of...

May 28, 2011
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New photos provide evidence of the deliberate destruction by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) of Banton Bridge, Abyei town's primarily link with Southern Sudan. Abyei is currently being occupied by the SAF and northern-aligned armed militias. The exclusive photos, obtained by the Enough Project, show the demolished bridge fallen into the Kiir River, which will soon swell with the onset of the rainy season. The photos were taken on Sunday, May 29.

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May 26, 2011
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Exclusive photographs of occupied Abyei town, taken May 23, released by the Enough Project and analyzed in this report by SSP, show both uniformed SAF forces and armed, irregular forces loading vehicles with items apparently taken from homes and other civilian buildings in Abyei. The irregular payloads apparently present on the vehicles heading away from Abyei town are consistent with the photographs and reports of people from northern Sudan...

May 25, 2011
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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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April 19, 2011
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DigitalGlobe satellite images have confirmed the razing of more than 350 structures at el-Feid village in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan.

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Read the report, "The Razing: Intentional Burning Confirmed at El-Feid, Nuba Mountains."

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April 7, 2011
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The introduction of attack helicopters and main battle tanks within range of Abyei constitutes a major escalation of SAF military capacity in the area.

“The introduction of heavy air and ground attack capacity by SAF represents a significant buildup of firepower in a tense region,” said Enough Project Executive Director John C. Bradshaw. “The international community has the responsibility to protect civilians by using its diplomatic...

March 22, 2011
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The latest imagery reveals the presence of fortified encampments inside Abyei near Bongo, Goli and Diffra, according to the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's analysis of the DigitalGlobe satellite imagery. These are the three locations to which the National Congress Party reportedly deployed as many as 1,500 northern police within the past week.

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March 10, 2011
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New imagery shows a buildup and entrenchment of armed actors, aligned with the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Southern People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), respectively, at new frontline positions inside the contested border region of Abyei in Sudan. Northern-aligned troops appear to have constructed a forward operating base in the past two weeks at Bongo, some 15 kilometers from the recently razed village of Maker Abior. The Bongo base is some 20 kilometers to the...

March 6, 2011
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The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released new satellite imagery confirming the intentional burning of a third village, Tajalei, in Sudan’s Abyei region, in addition to the deliberate destruction since March 2 of the villages of Maker Abior and Todach.

DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, taken March 3 and March 6, 2011, show that at least 300 buildings at...

January 27, 2011
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SSP has confirmed that the Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, has deployed company-sized units of troops equipped with light armor and artillery in areas of South Kordofan around the oil-producing Abyei region and other strategic areas along Sudan’s volatile North-South border.

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