February 15, 2002
GoS attack: Approximately 100+ mounted Arab horsemen supported by the MI-24 gun-ships attacked the SPLA. The GoS forces began a fighting withdrawal to Bentiu, during which they attacked the village areas, killing many civilians. Combatant casualties on both sides were high.
Reference: HRW 2003, pp 299-300; Frank Norbury, “Playing God in Hell, Field Report from Sudan, Western Upper Nile Area,” ICI Foundation, February 28, 2002, p. 2