SAF artillery in Kadugli

Sudan Armed Forces in Kadugli with possible towed artillery. DigitalGlobe image for Satellite Sentinel Project, taken June 17, 2011.

SAF Reinforcements in Kadugli

Sudan Armed Forces reinforcements in Kadugli, including troops and vehicles. DigitalGlobe image for Satellite Sentinel Project, taken June 17, 201l.

Internally Displaced People in Kadugli

Temporary shelters of thousands of internally displaced people seeking refuge in the shadow of the UN compound in Kadugli, South Kordofan, Sudan. Credit: DigitalGlobe for Satellite Sentinel Project, taken June 17, 2011.

Internally Displaced People in Kadugli

Temporary shelters of thousands of internally displaced people seeking refuge in the shadow of the UN compound in Kadugli, South Kordofan, Sudan. Credit: DigitalGlobe for Satellite Sentinel Project, taken June 17, 2011.

Thousands Displaced in Town Taken Over by Sudan Armed Forces, Satellite Imagery Shows

WASHINGTON – New imagery from the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, 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. SSP's findings corroborate reports that SAF recently moved a large number of vehicles there.

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 6/16

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.

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Sudan on the Verge of Full-Scale Civil War?

This post originally appeared on the security blog at Think Progress.

Achol’s face and neck were dotted with white burns from the sparks of a cluster bomb. Her daughter, one-year-old Nyibach, suffered from the same painful sores. Achol’s family, which includes four other children who went missing in the chaos of the recent attack, is from Abyei, the hotly contested region on Sudan’s North-South border.

Escalating War in Sudan: Urgent U.S. Policy Responses Needed, Say Rights Groups

WASHINGTON -- The international community must acknowledge that an undeclared war is now beginning between North and South Sudan says Sudan Now, a group of anti-genocide and human rights organizations.

UN: Civilians Targeted as Violence Worsens in Southern Kordofan

The U.N. human rights office today reported that “extremely worrying” attacks on civilians and indiscriminant shelling are taking place in Southern Kordofan. Civilian deaths and injuries in the towns of Talodi and Um Durein have been confirmed while house-to-house searches near Kadugli, and attacks on both displaced people seeking refuge and civilians returning home for provisions have been reported. The U.N.

Fighting Rages in Southern Kordofan

Intense fighting and violence continue in the volatile border state of Southern Kordofan between the northern army, or SAF, and elements of the southern army, or SPLA. According to the latest account from AFP, U.N. sources observed Antonov bombers and fighter jets flying around the state capital of Kadugli, following the shelling of SPLA positions by the northern army since Tuesday.

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