Bentiu, Rubkona, Tong
Further gunship reinforcements and bombings took place. Road communications between Bentiu and Rubkona were cut. There were reports of landmines between Rubkona and Tongat. Tong was reportedly occupied.
Reference: Harker Report pp 12-13; The Humanitarian Co-ordination Unit of the UN in Khartoum, Situation Report on the area, October 16, 1999