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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.
WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released a situation report, “Scorched Earth Nearal Abassiya,” with DigitalGlobe satellite imageryshowing the recent intentional burning of 13 villages and a 31-square-mile (82 square kilometer) area of scorched earth in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan.
"Two senior US envoys have held separate talks with Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein and detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi."
"Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will visit Turkey next week for the first time since an international court asked for his arrest, government sources said, in a test of Ankara's support for international justice."
"As one of Burma's ethnic Muslim Rohingya, 45-year-old Manjurul Islam endured a lifetime of oppression before he finally fled the country for a squalid refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Described by UN officials as one of the most persecuted minorities on earth, the Rohingya are not even recognised as citizens by the Burmese junta. They have no legal right to own land and are forbidden from marrying or travelling without permission."
"US State Department official Kurt Campbell became the most senior American emissary to visit Burma in 14 years today as the Obama administration aims to improve ties with the military junta."
"The US-based Carter Center, which has been charged with monitoring preparations for Sudanese elections next April, criticized the Khartoum authorities on Tuesday for impeding poll observers."