(mid) February 2002
Fighting between Gov forces and rebel troops (SPLA) near Nhialdiu. Gov forces came out with a helicopter gunship, tanks and troops. The Gov forces and SPLA clashed in a rebel ambush. The following days the villages around Nhialdiu were heavily bombarded by Gov air force. On the 20th of Feb Gov captured Nhialdiu. Most civilians fled to the west.
Perpetrator: GoS and SSUM
Reference: MSF 2002:14; ECOS 2002:18; HRW 2003:397-8, 399-400