25 January, 2002
SPLA Cmdr. Peter Gatdet ambushed a convoy of two hundred conscripts the Sudanese government sent to reinforce its Pultutni garrison and protect Lundin’s rig at Ryer/Thar Jath. The SPLM/A claimed the deaths of 198 government soldiers in that ambush.
Perpetrator: Peter Gatdet´s SPLA
Reference: HRW 2003: 295; “Oilfield, Battlefield,” Africa Confidential (London), March 8, 2002, p 4