SAF Troops and Displaced Civilians in Kadugli, Sudan


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The DigitalGlobe satellite images captured June 17 show a camp of at least 300 temporary shelters clustered around the United Nations peacekeeping base north of the town.The imagery confirms that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, control the town of Kadugli in Sudan's tense border region of South Kordofan, and that thousands of civilians have been displaced. SSP identified at least 89 apparent military vehicles in the town -- all of which appear capable of imminent forward movement -- including heavy ammunition transport trucks, light vehicles and possible towed artillery pieces.

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Read the report, “On the Move: Evidence of Civilian Displacement and SAF Reinforcements in Kadugli."

Read the press release, "Thousands Displaced in Town Taken Over by Sudan Armed Forces, Satellite Imagery Shows."