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Alleged Mass Grave Site Near Khalil Yagoup Garden, Kadugli | by Enough Project
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Alleged Mass Grave Site Near Khalil Yagoup Garden, Kadugli

An eyewitness reported directly to SSP that on 9 June, while hiding in the Khalil Yagoup private garden in the Hagar Al Nar neighborhood of Kadugli, the individual witnessed a Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) land cruiser parked in front of the garden. According to the witness, two men wearing what appeared to be SRCS aprons took a dead body out of the vehicle and placed it on the ground. The eyewitness then reported seeing a yellow earth mover with five or six bodies in its bucket, which were subsequently dumped into a hole approximately four meters outside the fence surrounding the garden. The dead bodies had blood on their clothes, according to the eyewitness.

 

On a map of the area, the eyewitness independently identified the location where the grave was allegedly dug. In imagery captured by DigitalGlobe on 2 June, there are no signs of disturbed earth at the location identified by the eyewitness. The next available satellite image of the site, taken on 4 July, shows disturbed earth at the location the eyewitness identified on the map. Additional imagery captured on 4 and 6 August, shows grass growing on the site the eyewitness claims is a grave.

 

Credit: DigitalGlobe for Satellite Sentinel Project

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Taken on August 17, 2011