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last update: may 15th, 2013

may 15th, 2013

Satellite Imagery Confirms Sudan Armed Forces Buildup at Border Hotspot

WASHINGTON -- Satellite imagery from March 5, 2013, analyzed for the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) by DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center, shows newly-arrived main battle tanks, 10 heavy transporters (HETS), and two Mi-24 helicopter gunships, in Heglig, an oil producing region in South Kordofan, Sudan, which South Sudan claims lies within its territory. Heglig was the scene of the last major military engagement between Sudan and South Sudan in April 2012.

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may 15th, 2013

‘Crime Against Humanity’: Satellite Sentinel Project Documents Sudan’s Burning of 26 Nuban Villages Across 54 Square Miles

WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has releasednew DigitalGlobe imageryconfirming reports that in November the government of Sudan engaged in scorched-earth warfare in the war-torn Sudanese border state of South Kordofan. SSP can confirm that a total of at least 26 Nuban villages were systematically destroyed,as well as food crops and grasslands for cattle grazing, across approximately 54 square miles (140 square kilometers) in three civilian-populated areas.

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last updated october 27th, 2013

october 27th, 2013

Daily Beast Op-ed: Clooney's Satellites Detect Sudan Threat

This op-ed by Not On Our Watch Board Member John Prendergast and Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar originally appeared on the Daily Beast.

 

Satellite surveillance can do more than document abuses after they happen. By combining information from citizen journalists with analysis of troop movements visible in imagery captured from 300 miles away in space, we can alert the world of the potential for an attack on civilians in Sudan, even before troops fully deploy.

 

 

october 27th, 2013

Nuba Reports Launches New Film, "The Bombing Campaign"

This post was written by guest blogger, Hannah Weitzman.

 

Today, Nuba Reports launched a new film, The Bombing Campaign, as part its ongoing movement to bring the relentless bombings in the Nuba Mountains to the attention of the global community. The film, The Bombing Campaign, offers a compelling visualof the extent to which lives are at stake due to the reckless bombings in the region.

september 10th, 2013

Evidence of an Airstrike in South Sudan

The Satellite Sentinel Project has secured independent confirmation of the aerial bombardment of a Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) military installation in Jau town in South Sudan’s Unity State (Figure 1). The South Sudanese army’s continued occupation of Jau, which is located within the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) straddling the two countries’contested border, is a violation of the two countries’ recent recommitmentto abide by security arrangements. Jau has been the subject of territorial dispute and the site of previous clashes between the two countries’ armed forces in December 2011 and February 2012. Not withstanding South Sudan’s current non-compliance with its agreement to demilitarize its border areas, the Sudanese government’s aerial bombardment of Jau, now confirmed by the Satellite Sentinel Project, is an illegal use of force under international law.

august 26th, 2013

Sudan Adds Precision Bomber to Arsenal

 

DigitalGlobe imagery indicates that Sudan has acquired at least three Su-24 (“Fencer”) supersonic precision bomber aircraft in recent months. Theoperational range of the Fencer is a little more than 600 kilometers, whichwould allow targeted air strikes from their current position in Wadi Seidnamilitary air base into parts of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.(See Figure 1 for graphic on operational range.) The Fencer can also carry twoexternal fuel pods that would extend the range and loiter time over a targetarea. The acquisition of aircraft with precision targeting capability could signala change from rolling crude bombs out the door of an AN-24/26 transport toconducting targeted strikes.

june 13th, 2013

Board Member John Prendergast Joint Op-Ed: "Darfur's Still Burning"

 This op-ed originally appeared on The Daily Beast.

 

Despite the narrative from diplomats and journalists that Sudan’s civil war is mostly over, Janjaweed gunmen are still terrorizing the region. This time, no one’s paying attention.

 

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