Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 7/1

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Northern and Southern Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

Satellite Imagery Corroborates Reports of Government of Sudan Bombardment in the Nuba Mountains

WASHINGTON – The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has documented visual evidence corroborating published reports that the Government of Sudan has bombarded ten towns and villages in the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan. Satellite imagery and photographs of attack aircraft corroborate multiple reports of a campaign of shelling and aerial bombing by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) which has allegedly displaced tens of thousands of civilians since June 7.

Bombardment: Aerial and Artillery Attacks in the Nuba Mountains

Satellite Sentinel Project’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery has found evidence supporting multiple reports that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are conducting aerial and artillery bombardment in the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan, Sudan.

Fixed wing aircraft consistent with an Antonov-24/26, Yak-40, and two SU-25K Frogfoot ground attack aircraft can be seen at SAF's El Obeid airbase as of 28 June. Five helicopters, including four consistent with Hind helicopter gunships, are visible as well.

Mapping with the South Sudan Community

By Evans Arabu, a geographic specialist at Google, cross-posted from Google's Africa blog.

Sudan: Abyei Residents Skeptical of New Agreement

In the wake of impotent response from U.N. peacekeepers to the Sudan Armed Forces bombing and storming of Abyei last month, sending tens of thousands of civilians fleeing, optimism in reaction to the latest Abyei agreement was measured. While international leaders and diplomats tried to sound upbeat, congratulating the northern and southern governments for “taking this step toward peace,” people from the displaced communities voiced heavy skepticism about this new paper agreement.

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 6/24

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Northern and Southern Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

Al Jazeera English featured a story on SSP on June 17, 2011: (source)

Drawing from Tried-and-True Tactics, Sudan Targets Civilians in South Kordofan

Nearly three weeks into intense fighting in the Sudanese border state of South Kordofan the Sudanese government appears intent, in the face of international condemnation, to add to the already long list of serious international law violations that reports say its forces are committing on the ground.  

SAF Masses Additional Troops, Tanks, Artillery at El Obeid Barracks, within Striking Range of Abyei

DigitalGlobe image taken 24 May 2011 for Satellite Sentinel Project.

El Obeid base

 

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