US: Recent satellite imagery released by the Satellite Sentinel Project shows evidence of aerial bombardment within the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) along the shared border of the Sudans.
The images have been captured under the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) which is a partnership between the Enough Project and DigitalGlobe to monitor the border between Sudan and South Sudan. The project is aimed at assessing the human security situation, identifying potential threats to civilians, and detecting, deterring and documenting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Satellite images taken on September 8, 2013 show evidence of bombardment near the village of Jau in South Sudan”s Unity State. Sources on the ground reported that a Sudan Armed Forces jet dropped a bomb on a South Sudanese military installation in Jau on September 7. The attack comes just days after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met in Khartoum and recommitted themselves to peaceful relations.