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Video Corroborates Satellite Images of Burned Abyei Villages

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Video Corroborates Satellite Images of Burned Abyei Villages

Posted by Matt Brown on March 8, 2011

Last week, as militants torched three villages in the contested region of Abyei, Satellite Sentinel Project captured the first images confirming reports that the villages were deliberately burned.

Now the Enough Project has obtained video footage taken from the razed villages of Maker Abior and Todach soon after the attack. The video shows huts still smoldering and dead bodies of southern police being loaded into the back of a pickup truck.

The on-the-ground footage, combined with DigitalGlobe imagery taken for the Satellite Sentinel Project further corroborates the systematic destruction of villages that is taking place in the troubled Abyei region. The video shows the need to keep diplomatic pressure on northern and southern Sudanese leaders to find a solution to Abyei’s problems without backsliding into conflict.

Warning: This video is graphic.