Current Security Checkpoints near Town of Abu Kammash, Libya (as of 14 March 2011)

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:06:11 GMT
Product ID: 1550 - English
Published: 18 Mar, 2011
GLIDE: OT-2011-000025-LBY
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 33.2 x 11.35
BottomRight: 32.91 x 11.94

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ANALYSIS: A review of approximately 4.2km of the main coastal road west from the town of Abu Kammash and 8.5km to the east of the town towards Zuwarah was reviewed for the presence of fixed security checkpoints, temporary road blocks and IDP concentrations using satellite imagery recorded on 14 March 2011. A further 14.5km of secondary roads leading south from Abu Kammash towards the towns of Zelten and El Assa were also assessed. No concentrations of people were identified, however a new checkpoint (Site: 3) was identified immediately south of Abu Kammash leading to the town of Zelten, established between 5 and 14 March. The permanent security checkpoint (Site 2) immediately west of Abu Kammash (identified in the first version of this report from 5 March), remains active in controlling road traffic to the costal border crossing of Ra s Ajdir. There are, however, no associated large concentrations of either people or vehicle traffic leading to the checkpoints. It is possible that there are additional security checkpoints or temporary roadblocks located further east of Abu Kammash beyond the current extent of this analysis. UNITAR/UNOSAT will continue to task and analyze additional satellite imagery along this transport corridor leading to the Tunisian border.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView-02
Imagery Dates: 14, 5, 3 March 2011
Resolution : 50 cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011
Source: European Space Imaging
Satellite Data (2): GeoEye-01
Imagery Dates: 3 March 2011
Resolution : 50 cm
Copyright: GeoEye 2011
Source: EYEQ
Road Data : Google MapMaker (2011)
Displaced Camp data: UNITAR/UNOSAT
Administrative Data: UNCS & UNITAR/UNOSAT
Other Data: USGS, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Coordinate System: UTM Zone 33N
Datum: WGS 1984
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10