Cameras on the Battlefield: The Satellite Sentinel Project Reports

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, released a multimedia package today presenting evidence that Sudan’s notoriously brutal Central Reserve Police, also known as “Abu Tira,” participated in, and filmed, the systematic burning and looting of the Nuba Mountains village of Gardud al Badry in the war-torn region of South Kordofan, Sudan.  

Satellite Imagery Confirms Burning and Looting of Village Shown in Cell Phone Video Shot by Sudan’s Notorious ‘Abu Tira’ Police Force

WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, is releasing a multimedia package which presents irrefutable evidence that Sudan’s Central Reserve Police, also known as “Abu Tira,” participated in, and filmed, the systematic burning and looting of the Nuba Mountains village of Gardud al Badry in the war-torn region of South Kordofan, Sudan. SSP presents evidence of their culpability in a report, including before-and-after satellite imagery, a newly discovered cell phone video, and a corresponding video with eyewitness testimony.

Cameras on the Battlefield: Multimedia Confirmation of the Razing of Gardud al Badry, South Kordofan, Sudan (Report)

Camera on the Battlefield

A newly discovered video obtained by a group of Sudanese journalists with Nuba Reports and analyzed by the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, confirms that  the government of Sudan is continuing its campaign of violence against  its own civilians through joint operations of army, militia, and police forces that are committing war crimes and recording them on cell phone cameras.

Intelligence Community Honors DigitalGlobe with Award for Satellite Sentinel Project Collaboration

Earlier this week, at the 2012 GEOINT Symposium—the nation’s largest intelligence event—the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, or USGIF, honored DigitalGlobe and the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, with the 2012 Industry Intelligence Achievement Award. This was part of the USGIF Awards Program that annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds. The award winners are nominated by organizations within the field of geospatial intelligence, known as GEOINT.

Two Sudans Dispatch: Good and Bad News from Talks in Addis Ababa

Posted by Carine Umuhumuza

On September 27, South Sudan and Sudan signed a partial peace deal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marking the conclusion of the final round of negotiations between the two nations. The agreement, which came five days past the September 22 deadline, includes arrangements for key economic and security issues but fails to resolve disputes on Abyei and their common border, leaving sharp points of disagreement between the two countries.

Satellite Imagery Confirms Government of Sudan Bombardment, Fortification Near South Kordofan Village Strategically Located as ‘Gateway’ to North Kordofan

WASHINGTON – New satellite imagery confirms the Government of Sudan’s campaign of indiscriminate bombardment of villages in South Kordofan state has extended to a newly contested area of the Nuba Mountains which had previously seen no battles, but now represents the northern front of the armed rebellion by the Sudanese Revolutionary Front, or SRF.

The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, has published new DigitalGlobe imagery confirming the bombardment and destruction of 90 percent of a civilian residential area in the Abassiya district of South Kordofan, as well as 25 percent of nearby El Moreib village. The village is strategically situated at a crossroads which represents a gateway from South Kordofan into neighboring North Korodofan state.

Gateway to the North: Confirmation of Bombardment and New SAF Fortification at El Moreib Village, South Kordofan, Sudan

Map of El Moreib and El Obeid

New satellite imagery confirms the destruction of civilian infrastructure in and around El Moreib village and the recent fortification of a Sudanese army garrison at a critical crossroads on the northern front of the war between the Government of Sudan and the rebel movement centered in South Kordofan state.

Satellites Show the Battle for Control of the Northern Front of the Rebellion in Sudan

Map of Sudan with El Moreib and El Obeid

Gateway to the North,” a new report issued today by the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, documents the bombardment and destruction of a village in the Nuba Mountains region of war-torn South Kordofan, Sudan and shows the recent fortification of a new infantry garrison for the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF.

Enough Proposes Draft U.N. Resolution: ‘Holding Sudan Accountable’

Posted by Niccole Rivero

Sudan, South Sudan Presidents Meet into the Night with Deal Still Elusive

Posted by Amanda Hsiao

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A summit between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has yet to secure an agreement on a number of tinderbox issues between the two countries. The top-level meeting, which officially began today in the Ethiopian capital , is taking place two days after the September 22 deadline that the African Union established for the conclusion of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan.

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