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Satellite imagery confirms bombardment by Sudan

Sudan: The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has published new DigitalGlobe satellite imagery confirming the bombardment and destruction of 90 per cent of a civilian residential area in the Abassiya district of South Kordofan, as well as 25 per cent of nearby El Moreib village. The satellite imagery confirms the Government of Sudan”s campaign of indiscriminate bombardment of villages in South Kordofan state.

SSP documented the battle between Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the rebels over El Moreib from August 23-26. SAF bombarded the El Moreib area with heavy artillery, displacing approximately 3,000 civilians, most of whom fled toward rebel-held territory, according to Eyes and Ears Nuba, an independent group of citizen journalists.

Additionally, SSP has identified the new fortification of a SAF garrison in El Moreib, thereby confirming government of Sudan”s current control of the village. SAF has transport and cargo trucks, fuel tanker trucks, and probable “technicals” – Land Cruisers mounted with machine guns – positioned in the garrison, located in the northeast corner of the village.

Source: All Africa