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|March 8, 2011|
The latest images from Satellite Sentinel Project confirm the deliberate destruction and burning of three communities consisting of at least 300 homes as well as "widespread and systematic targeting of civilian infrastructure across the Abyei region." The violence in Abyei has caused tens of thousands of Ngok Dinka civilians, mainly women and children, to flee southward.
Although South Sudan voted in January to secede from the north, both north and south lay claim to the oil rich border region of Abyei.