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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.
"While the Darfur peace talks have made some progress, combats between government and rebel forces continue, taking a heavy toll in civilian casualties and displacements, the UN's top emissary in the region said Thursday."
"Chad refused entry to a Darfur rebel leader on his way back to the battlefield on Wednesday, ordering him to return to Libya after a 19-hour diplomatic standoff at the country's main airport."
"Darfur rebels fought government troops on Thursday in the east of the troubled region, the latest in a wave of clashes which has seen hopes of reviving a faltering peace process fade away."
"The top international envoy in Darfur is urging all parties to reach a peace agreement before 2011 when attention will shift to the referendum on independence for south Sudan."
"Chadian airport authorities are holding the head of Darfur's most heavily armed rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, denying him access to the Sudanese region through neighboring Chad, a JEM spokesman told AFP on Wednesday."