Human Rights Update: The Impact of Aerial Bombing of Civilian Settlements in Southern Kordofan: October 2013

During September 2013 the number of air strikes launched by the Sudanese government against the civilian population in Southern Kordofan showed a marked increase when compared with August. 

This increase in attacks is consistent with patterns observed since the conflict in Southern Kordofan began in 2011, whereby the Sudanese government has previously intensified up its attacks on the civilian population in opposition-held areas to coincide with the approach of the harvesting season.