The Ryer/Thar Jath Garrison
23 January 2002
Ambush of Government convoy between the Ryer/Thar Jath garrison at Pultutni and Mirmir. The killing of 63 soldiers, capturing of two soldiers and various amounts of weapons were reported.
Reference: HRW 2003, p 294; SPDF press statement, “SPDF kills 165 enemy soldiers in Western Upper Nile,” Nairobi, January 28, 2002, http://www.usinternet.com/users/helpssudan/SPDFpress40.html (accessed June 25, 2002))