Convoy: Evidence of Heavy Sudan Armed Forces Activity in Kadugli, South Kordofan

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SSP has identified an apparent convoy of Sudan Armed Forces vehicles and towed artillery, stretching over two kilometers and consistent with an infantry unit of at least regiment size -- equal to approximately 1,000 troops -- in Kadugli, capital of Sudan's conflict-ridden border region of South Kordofan.

"The major troop movement observed by the Satellite Sentinel Project, combined with other military activity around Kadugli, underscores the persistent threat to human security in the Nuba Mountains," said Harvard Carr Center Executive Director Charlie Clements, MD. "Hostilities continue on both sides and heavy weapons are being brought to bear by Sudan Armed Forces throughout the area, including some cases of indiscriminate use against civilians."

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Read the report, "Convoy: Evidence of Heavy Military Activity in Kadugli, South Kordofan."

Read the press release, "Satellites Reveal Major Movement of Sudan Armed Forces in Embattled Capital of South Kordofan."