Oil convoy between Nhialdiu and Bentiu
14 January 2002
January 13-25: The rebel armies of SPLA/SPDF declared oil installations military targets. Convoys set under bloody attacks. Ambush on the road between Nhialdiu and Bentiu. The attack on a large convoy, of about 7,000 men including regular army soldiers, ‘tribal militias’, two helicopter gunships and an Antonov bomber was reported.
Reference: HRW 2003, p 294Depopulating Sudan´s Oil Regions”: 18 “Sudan: Government and SPLA clash in Upper Nile,” IRIN, Nairobi, January 24, 2002