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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.
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.
"Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who is under an international arrest warrant for the bloodshed in Darfur, flew to Tripoli on Wednesday for talks with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the conflict."
"Officials from the U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan are in talks with South Darfur's government, which is demanding the force hand over six Darfuris it is sheltering."
"The UN Security Council extended the stay of peacekeepers in Sudan's western Darfur region by another year on Friday, telling the force to focus primarily on protecting civilians and aid deliveries."
"President Omar al-Bashir's party has said the referendum on whether south Sudan should secede cannot take place until the internal border is decided."
"Three people were killed Wednesday during a gun battle between supporters of rival rebel groups in a camp for displaced people in west Darfur, a UN spokesman said Thursday."