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New satellite imagery reveals that in Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, maintains military units within the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone in violation of Sudan and South Sudan’s September 2012 agreements to remove all armed forces in the zone. DigitalGlobe imagery taken in July 2013 shows infantry presence in the Sudanese towns of Keri Kera and al Miquenis.
WASHINGTON -- New satellite imagery confirms that Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, indiscriminately bombarded a marketplace and civilian residential areas in the Abu Kershola district of South Kordofan, Sudan, where rebel forces had overrun a SAF garrison in April. The May 15 imagery, analyzed for the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, by DigitalGlobe’s Analytics Center, shows 20 craters – including four apparently caused by artillery shelling and 16 consistent with aerial bombardment – along with damage to and destruction of civilian infrastructure.
"The Obama administration, which came to office promising stronger leadership on Sudan, is now scrambling to salvage a 2005 U.S.-backed peace accord and prevent Africa's largest nation from sliding back into civil war."
"Three Russian pilots working for a Sudanese aviation company have been abducted in the Darfur region, officials said Monday."
"Sudan's genocide-accused President Omar al-Bashir arrived Friday in Kenya, which is obliged to cooperate with the International Criminal Court seeking his arrest for crimes in Darfur."
"South Sudan's fledgling economy is being 'deliberately' weakened by former civil war enemies in the north who are paying Juba's share of oil revenues in local currency, the southern finance minister said on Monday."
"Sudan's government confirmed Wednesday it will expel a number of international aid workers from the restive western region of Darfur for unspecified 'violations.'"