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South Sudan: Satellites Show Homes Aflame in Opposition Leader's Hometown

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New DigitalGlobe satellite images acquired on February 2, 2014 confirm at least one violation of the cessation of hostilities agreement signed by South Sudan's combatant forces less than two weeks ago.

Satellites Show War Crimes in Malakal

Washington, DC --  As United Nations officials head to South Sudan to assess the humanitarian situation on the ground, new satellite imagery acquired by the Satellite Sentinel Project confirms reports of damage and destruction in Malakal between January 18 and 27 in a new situation report released today.

Satellites Show War Crimes in Malakal

[PHOTOS] Four Images of Scorched Earth in South Sudan from the Sky

While combatants signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa yesterday, devastation caused by the conflict, which began in December 2013, continues to be uncovered. The Satellite Sentinel Project just released a report which offers unique documentation of systematic and intentional destruction of civilian areas, which could be characterized as war crimes.

Satellites Show Scorched Earth in South Sudan’s Unity State

As South Sudanese combatants signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa on Thursday, January 23, new images from the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, confirmed the systematic and intentional destruction of civilian homes in the town of Bentiu and across other parts of Unity state. 
 
DigitalGlobe images of Bentiu, Rubkona, Mayom, Khor Bwow,  and small villages along the road between Bentiu and Mayom show widespread destruction of civilian residences. Almost 400 dwellings were torched near Khor Bwow. Several neighborhoods in Bentiu were completely destroyed.

Satellites Show Scorched Earth in South Sudan's Unity State

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As South Sudanese combatants signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa on Thursday, January 23, new images from the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, confirmed the systematic and intentional destruction of civilian homes in the town of Bentiu and across other parts of Unity state.  DigitalGlobe images of Bentiu, Mayom, and Khor Bwow and small villages along the road between Bentiy and Mayom all document widespread destruction.
 
Satellite photographs from January 19 of Khor Bwow, a small riverbed area northeast of Bentiu, show 399 torched dwellings believed to have been used for shelter by pastoral groups with herds of livestock.

ThinkProgress: Viewing The South Sudan Crisis From Space

Note: This piece, written by Hayes Brown, originally appeared on ThinkProgress.

A Satellite Snapshot of South Sudan's War

WASHINGTON -- New DigitalGlobe satellite imagery acquired by the Satellite Sentinel Project shows destruction to civilian dwellings and market areas in Mayom and Bor and reveals the human suffering of the expanding crisis in South Sudan. The United Nations estimates over 395,000 people have been displaced by violence, and the International Crisis Group estimates as many as 10,000 people may have been killed since fighting began.

George Clooney, Satellite Sentinel Project Co-Founder, said:

A Satellite Snapshot of South Sudan’s War

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For the past month, South Sudan has been engulfed in an expanding civil war. Unlike Sudan, where the Satellite Sentinel Project pioneered its work, with a few limited exceptions, South Sudan’s government has been allowing both journalists and humanitarians to operate around the country, even as violence spreads. As a result, harrowing videos, interviews, and photographs documenting the crisis have been emerging for weeks.

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