Skip to comments.Sudan building up air bases near S.Sudan
Posted on 11/11/2011 9:30:43 AM PST by JerseyanExile
NAIROBI, Kenya A U.S. satellite monitoring group said Friday that Sudan's military is upgrading air bases near the border with South Sudan and building up air resources in what could be a precursor to a widened aerial bombing campaign.
The report came one day after officials accused Sudan of bombing a refugee camp in South Sudan, which became the world's newest country only four months ago.
Four bombs fell in and around a camp called Yida in Unity State. No casualties were reported, though one bomb landed on the ground of school while 300 students were in class. That bomb did not detonate.
The U.N. refugee agency on Friday condemned the bombing of the camp, and the U.S. called the attack abhorrent and outrageous. The U.S. demanded that Sudan halt aerial bombardments immediately. Another bombing in a separate area of South Sudan earlier this week killed seven people, according to South Sudan President Salva Kiir.
"This latest attack risks aggravating what is already an extremely tense and dangerous situation," she said. Kiir said Thursday he fears the Khartoum-based Sudanese government intends to invade the south soon.
The Satellite Sentinel Project said Friday that satellite imagery appears to show the enhancement of two air bases Sudan seized in Kurmuk from rebels in Sudan's Blue Nile State. The group says the images show three helicopter gunships and an Antonov, the plane witnesses said was used in Thursday's bombing run of the Yida refugee camp. The violence near the new border between Sudan and South Sudan is especially troubling given the history between the two.
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Give the Christians some Stingers and Javelins.
Then see what happens.
I agree.. We should give them weapons, the know how, but no manpower..