Situation Report: Scorched Earth Near Dilling

Scorched Earth Near Dilling (2)

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DigitalGlobe imagery acquired for the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, on November 26 and 27 indicates that a campaign of serial arson and starvation warfare by the government of Sudan has systematically destroyed a total of at least 26 Nuba villages, as well as food crops and grasslands for grazing cattle across approximately 54 square miles (140 square kilometers) in three areas of the war-torn Sudanese border state of South Kordofan.

The new satellite imagery corroborates on-the-ground reports that the government of Sudan has implemented a scorched-earth policy near Dilling and Kadugli, and shows 13 deliberately burned villages there in addition to the 13 deliberately burned Nuban villages (Note only 11 village locations are identified on the attached graphic) previously documented by SSP near al-Abassiya, South Kordofan. See SSP’s prior situation report for documentation of the deliberate burnings of civilian residential structures, grasslands, and crops across 31 square miles (82 square kilometers) in the al-Abassiya area. (1)