New satellite imagery from the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) released this weekend shows that the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) now control the border town of Kadugli in Sudan’s tense South Kordofan region. And in an indication that a major offensive could be imminent, the SSP has identified at least 89 apparent military vehicles in the city, including heavy ammunition transport trucks, light vehicles, and possible towed artillery pieces. The images confirm U.N. reports from last week of an aggressive SAF campaign in South Kordofan. The revelations come after a flurry of violence in the bordering regions between northern and southern Sudan and just weeks before South Sudan is set to become the world’s newest country on July 9.
— Enough Project intern Stefani Jones