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George Clooney’s satellite spies reveal secrets of Sudan’s bloody army | World news | The Observer

In Economy, Politics on March 25, 2012 at 08:12

George Clooney in Darfur

George Clooney’s satellite spies reveal secrets of Sudan’s bloody army

Nathaniel Raymond is the first to admit that he has an unusual job description. “I count tanks from space for George Clooney,” said the tall, easygoing Massachusetts native as he sat in a conference room in front of a map of the Sudanese region of South Kordofan.

Close by, pins and ink scrawlings on the map detail the positions of Sudanese army forces and refugee populations in the troubled oil-producing province, where the Sudanese army is carrying out a brutal crackdown.

The wall next to Raymond has a series of satellite images projected on it. At the flick of a mouse, tiny images of tanks and military vehicles hove into view, caught by a satellite hundreds of miles above.

 

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