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Satellite Sentinel Project Confirms Intentionally Burned Villages in Contested Abyei Region

WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed escalating violence in Sudan’s Abyei region, including the intentional burning of the villages of Maker Abior and Todach. The SSP report, “Flashpoint: Abyei,” has also documented a significant increase in military activity by apparent Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) operational in South Kordofan state, as well as apparent Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) buildup south of Abyei.

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