Duar, Koch, and Ler

July 5, 1999
U.N. OLS (Southern Sector) received reports of fighting on July 5 in the Duar, Koch, and Ler areas.

Perpetrator: The SSDF

Reference: HRW 2003: 232; U.N. OLS (Southern Sector), “Weekly Report: July 5-11, 1999,” Nairobi, July 11, 1999.  Makuac Youk, spokesman in Khartoum for the SSDF, said that the SSDF had killed two hundred and captured 109 of Paulino Matiep’s forces. (“Fighting Resumes Near Southern Sudan Oilfields,” AFP, Khartoum, July 6, 1999; Alfred Taban, “Pro-government groups fight in south Sudan,” Reuters, Khartoum, July 6, 1999; “Fighting resumes near southern Sudan oilfields,” AFP, Khartoum, July 6, 1999



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