March 14th, 2012
12:26 PM ET

George Clooney speaks out on Sudan 'war crimes'

George Clooney is testifying before Congress today about his recent visit to South Sudan, where he says he witnessed frequent attacks on civilians.

He told Soledad O'Brien this morning on CNN's "Starting Point" that "When you are indiscriminately bombing innocent civilians, you are committing war crimes. It's a cowardly act, and that is what they're doing."

Clooney is the co-founder of the “Satellite Sentinel Project,” which uses satellite imagery to screen for signs of aerial attacks and troop movement throughout the region. Last week, he was there writing and directing a video about the situation for the anti-genocide group, "The Enough Project."

"We were there when they fired three rockets over our head," Clooney described. "We were there when a young man got both of his hands blown off. It is very difficult to see these people living in the kind of fear that they have. This is every single day...they actually live in villages; they're hiding in caves because they're being killed. And that's very difficult to see."


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  1. nbafan

    Booooring! Who cares if a bunch of foreign broads and dudes are dying? Clooney needs to make another Batman!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Samantha

    Good for George! Hes using his celebrity to bring this horrific atrocity to the world AND he is doing something about it!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |

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