'Satellite evidence' shows Sudan bombing South Sudan
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A handout file picture released by the US monitoring group Enough Project shows Sudanese people fleeing the disputed oil-rich Abyei area on March 2, 2011. The group says it has evidence of fresh bombing of South Sudan by Sudanese planes. Satellite images from the South Sudan’s border town of Jau have provided evidence that Sudan bombed the area last weekend in violation of the September agreements and the international law, the United States’ Enough Project has said.
Digital Globe panchromatic imagery of the fortified village of Jau shows a crater, approximately seven meters in diameter, consistent with aerial bombardment, Enough said. "According to Digital Globe Analytics, at least two tent structures were destroyed by the bomb blast.
At least one more bomb crater was noted north of the village," it added. The Satellite Sentinel Project recorded the images from September 8.
“Each observed installation has a line of tents surrounded by a perimeter of foxholes, which Digita Globe Analytics believe protects family structures near the center of the installations,”
None of these features was seen in earlier images in July 12 imagery of the same area. “By targeting a historic flash point for violence at a sensitive moment, the attack has heightened bilateral tensions between the two Sudans,” Enough said.
“Notwithstanding South Sudan”
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