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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.
"US envoy Scott Gration returned this week to Sudan, his first visit there since last month's controversial elections, to pursue efforts to stabilize both southern and western parts of the country."
"The joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur today urged the Government and one of the leading insurgent groups in the western Sudanese region to stop fighting as it confirmed that fresh clashes had erupted between the two sides despite a peace process intended to end the conflict."
"Darfur's most powerful rebel group said Monday it was suspending peace talks with Sudan's government, accusing Khartoum of attacking villages and military positions in breach of a ceasefire."
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"A renegade army general in South Sudan said on Monday he had taken command of a body of soldiers and demanded the removal of the man who beat him in recent elections."