Between Bentiu and Thar Jath
2 May, 1999
The SSDF attacked Matiep and GoS troops and took captive 23 Chinese technicians working on the pipeline. Fighting caused the flight of some 3,000 – 4,000 civilians towards the south.
Perpetrator: The SSDF
Source: Franco, Special Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan, p 13