Range of Attack: Deployment of SAF Attack Helicopters, Tanks Near Abyei


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The introduction of attack helicopters and main battle tanks within range of Abyei constitutes a major escalation of SAF military capacity in the area.

“The introduction of heavy air and ground attack capacity by SAF represents a significant buildup of firepower in a tense region,” said Enough Project Executive Director John C. Bradshaw. “The international community has the responsibility to protect civilians by using its diplomatic clout to ensure that northern and southern Sudan resolve the standoff over Abyei peacefully.”

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Read the report, “Range of Attack: Deployment of SAF Helicopter Gunships and Tanks near the Abyei Region.”

Read the press release, "New Satellite Images Show Buildup of Helicopter Gunships, Tanks Within Striking Distance of Abyei."