3 July 1999
Riek Machar forces (with SPLA supplies) conducted a surprise attack on Matiep militia in Leer, chasing the forces to the northern part of Block 5A.
Perpetrator: The SSDF
Reference: HRW 2003, p 197, 232, 553; Former Nuer combatant from Ler, Human Rights Watch interview, Kenya, August 21, 1999; “Fighting resumes near southern Sudan oilfields,” AFP, Khartoum, July 6, 1999; Aktbilaga 640, p 93

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