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Kaka Town Suffers Damage as Rebels March Towards Paloch

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New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery of the strategic town of Kaka in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state confirms the burning of 1071 huts and tukuls and some limited damage to the central market. The 1071 structures were burned in Kaka between March 14 and April 2, 2014, when the new images were secured. The town, which lies on the road to South Sudan’s only productive oilfields in Paloch or Palouge, was attacked as recently as four to five days ago.

Kaka Town Suffers Damage as Rebels March Towards Paloch

Washington, DC - New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery of the strategic town of Kaka in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state confirms the burning of 1071 huts and damage to the central market. The town, which lies on the road to South Sudan’s only productive oilfields in Paloch, was the scene of fighting one week ago.

Janjaweed Torches South Darfur IDP Camp Next to UNAMID Base

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Confirming reports that first emerged from local sources and Radio Dabanga, new Satellite Sent

Bombed & Burned: Darfuri Civilians Flee East Jebel Marra En Masse

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New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery provides independent confirmation of Sudan Air Force 
(SAF) bombardments in the mountainous Jebel Marra area of North Darfur, where civilians have been 
bombed for years.The use of indiscriminate aerial bombardment in densely populated areas like East Jebel Marra constitutes a war crime under international law.With these images, showing at least 17 bomb craters across six villages, SSP has confirmed the government’s long-standing practice of indiscriminately dropping bombs that devastate civilians living in the area solely because it is currently controlled by rebel forces.
 
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Bombed and Burned: Darfuri Civilians Flee East Jebel Marra En Masse

Washington, D.C.— As fighting and insecurity in Darfur escalates, new Satellite Sentinel Project imagery independently confirms evidence of Sudan Air Forces (SAF) bombardments in the northern region of Darfur. Images from March 21 show at least 17 bomb craters and 311 burned homes across across six villages in the mountainous Jebel Marra area.

The Forgotten Genocidal War in Darfur Revealed in New Satellite Photos

This post originally appeared on the Daily Beast.
 
We went to college when green “Save Darfur” rubber bracelets were ubiquitous on campuses across the country. Congress passed a unanimous resolution in 2004 declaring that the situation in Darfur amounted to a state-sponsored genocide by proxy Janjaweed militias.

Darfur in Flames with Janjaweed's Return

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New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) images from March 17, 2014 show approximately 150 recently destroyed homes on the western side of the Darfuri town of Saraf Omra,* where Janjaweed fighters are once again wreaking havoc. The patterns of destruction to separate areas lead DigitalGlobe imagery analysts to conclude that the damage to Saraf Omra was intentional—not accidental.

Op-ed: Another Kind of Surge

Editor's Note: This op-ed authored by John Prendergast originally appeared on Foreign Policy.

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