Near Old Fangak
December 9, 2001
Near Old Fangak on the border of Block 5A, the SPLA attacked the progovernment Nuer commander Gabriel Tanginya. The U.N. received a report that the attack was actually on Tanginya’s forces at the government garrison in New Fangak.
Perpetrator: The SPLA
Reference: HRW 2003, p 293; “Rebels Claim Government, Allied Troops Killed in Southern Sudan,” AFP, Nairobi, December 19, 2001. The SPLM/A claimed victory, reportedly killing 130 soldiers and capturing a number of rifles. U.N. Security Situation Report, week 50/51/52, Khartoum, December 10-30, 2001. Nine soldiers were killed.