23 September 2000
IPCSO reported, via the Army, that Gadet has reoccupied the village of Dorkhan (15
km south of Bentiu) and his intentions were to attack Bentiu, Leer and Unity. The SSUM are now preparing to counter attack within three days but they will not be supported by the SSIM, who are to remain in the area of Leer, due to the current unstable position between the two factions. Local reporting on the same day stated that the SSUM were already leaving Bentiu to prepare for the assault.
Reference: Lundin Diary of Events p 12, Aktbilaga 874 p 170