Time World: Satellite Images Show City Destroyed in South Sudan Conflict

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Op-ed: New Lost Boys of South Sudan

This op-ed was originally published by USA Today, and co-authored by George Clooney, co-founder of Not On Our Watch, and John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, who together created the Satellite Sentinel Project.

Despite South Sudan Truce, Satellites Confirm Damage in Oil-Rich Malakal

Washington, D.C.— Fighting in Upper Nile state resumed over the weekend, heightening the devastating state of conflict in South Sudan, according to new satellite imagery released today by the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP. In the area surveyed by SSP imagery dated February 17, at least 535 residential structures are visibly damaged in oil-rich Upper Nile state's capital city of Malakal. The recent fighting is a clear violation of a cessation of hostilities agreement signed by South Sudanese government and the opposition rebel forces on January 23. 

Despite Truce, Satellites Confirm Malakal Under Attack Again

New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery shows more than 535 huts in and around Malakal have been destroyed in recent clashes, in direct violation the January cessation of hostilities agreement between South Sudan's combatant forces (see Figure 1) DigitalGlobe’s analysis confirms that at least 57 huts in a residential area of town were destroyed, likely as a result of renewed fighting between the South Sudanese army and the armed opposition. (see Figure 2) The destruction of another 77 huts in Malakal's market area is evident in imagery collected on February 17, and 40 percent of market stalls are visibly destroyed or severely damaged.

South Sudan: Satellites Show Homes Aflame in Opposition Leader's Hometown

Washington, D.C. — New satellite imagery confirms at least one violation of South Sudan’s cessation of hostilities agreement, which combatant forces signed on January 23.

South Sudan: Satellites Show Homes Aflame in Opposition Leader's Hometown

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New DigitalGlobe satellite images acquired on February 2, 2014 confirm at least one violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement signed by South Sudan's combatant forces less than two weeks ago.

Satellites Show War Crimes in Malakal

Washington, DC --  As United Nations officials head to South Sudan to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground, new satellite imagery acquired by the Satellite Sentinel Project confirms reports of damage and destruction in Malakal between January 18 and 27 in a new situation report released today.

Satellites Show War Crimes in Malakal

[PHOTOS] Four Images of Scorched Earth in South Sudan from the Sky

While combatants signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa yesterday, devastation caused by the conflict, which began in December 2013, continues to be uncovered. The Satellite Sentinel Project just released a report which offers unique documentation of systematic and intentional destruction of civilian areas, which could be characterized as war crimes.

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