26 January, 2002
Government soldiers ambushed on their return to their Leer barracks from Payak airstrip. The killing of 15 Government soldiers and two from the rebel army SPDF was reported.

Perpetrator: SPDF
Reference: HRW 2003, p 295; SPDF press statement, “Battle over Leer airstrip,” Nairobi, February 2, 2002, http://www.usinternet.com/users/helpssudan/SPDFpress42.html (accessed June 25, 2002)

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