February 1998

Fighting in Bentiu between supporters of Taban Gai (Tito Biel) and those opposed to him (Paulino Matiep), leaving many dead. Two pro-government forces – under Gen Paulino Matiep Nhial and USDF leader Riek Machar – fight each other in the Bentiu area,”close to drilling operations of the China National Oil Company.

Perpetrator: Tito Biel troops and Matiep forces

Reference: Harker Report, p 55; Aktbilaga 630, p 90

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