In and around Leer
26 to 30 January, 2003
On 27 January, heavy fighting in and around Leer. Operations were initiated on 26 January. Much of the population of Leer has been driven out by direct
military attack. Villages leading into Leer from the North are totally
depopulated due to direct military action. Tanks and helicopter gunships were alleged to have been used by regular GoS forces. There are also reports from internationally displaced persons that armed personal carriers were used in village clearing operations north of Leer.
Perpetrator: GoS forces and GoS-allied militia force
Reference: CPMT Report to IGAD, Military Events in Leer 26 to 30 January 2003, https://paxvoorvrede.nl/media/download/cpmtleereport.pdf, p 1, 3