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Satellite imagery confirms troops in Sudan’s demilitarised zone

Washington: New DigitalGlobe satellite imagery confirms that, in contradiction of UN reports, and in violation of security agreements, both Sudan and South Sudan maintain troops in at least 14 locations within their contested border zone. The two nations” agreements to create a safe, demilitarised border zone have recently been put in jeopardy by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir”s statements repudiating September 2012 cooperation agreements between the Sudans.

On March 8, 2013, Sudan and South Sudan agreed to completely withdraw all military forces from the border zone by April 5. However, satellite imagery taken in May and June, and analysed for SSP, by DigitalGlobe Analytics, reveals that almost two months after both nations should have withdrawn all of their troops, armed forces from both parties are present in multiple locations within the border zone.

Source: Enoughproject