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Scorched Earth Near al Abassiya (Imagery)
Thirteen villages and approximately 31 square miles (82 square kilometers) of fields and forests to the southwest of the town of al Abassiya in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan, were deliberately burned, as observed on DigitalGlobe satellite imagery collected on November 26, 2012.
Two distinct areas of burned grassland and forest were observed about six and 12 miles (10 and 20 Km), respectively, southwest of al Abassiya town and due west of al Hoi village. The villages of Fadila and Shuqaya suffered considerable damage to residential structures (tukuls) and tarpaulin-covered structures.