Watching Myanmar from Above

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As it has done in Darfur and other crisis zones, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has conducted an analysis of high-resolution satellite images in Myanmar.

It "pinpoints evidence consistent with village destruction, forced relocations, and a growing military presence at 25 sites across eastern Burma where eye-witnesses have reported human rights violations," the study says.

This study, which has been underway for more than a year, does not document the current uprising in the cities, but rather tracks the ongoing campaign by Myanmar's security forces in the countryside.



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