What a War Crime Looks Like From Space (HRW)

Satellite Image © 2013 Human Rights Watch

By Josh Lyons

The tell-tale signs of a devastating attack are obvious – even via satellite.

Satellite images of the remote, gold mining village of Camp Bangui in the Central African Republic show dozens of black “burn scars” – all that is left of more than 200 homes reduced to ashes following a November 10 attack by former Seleka fighters who have been wreaking havoc in the region.