Pariang, Tagil, Gumriak, Padit, Biem

Between May 9 and 23, 1999

The government army attacked Dinka villages from the Pariang garrison, moving to Tagil and then Gumriak. From there it went to Padit and Biem (northern Block 5A) and elsewhere in Ruweng County. The government used Antonov bombers and helicopter gunships.

Perpetrator: GoS
Reference: HRW 2003: 128, 172, 187-193, 316 (footnote 910), 396, 407, 554; U.N. OLS (Northern and Southern Sectors), “Joint Weekly Report: October 13, 1999”, Nairobi, October 13, 1999; Field worker in southern Sudan, confidential communication to Human Rights Watch, April 30, 2000; Benjamin Majok, Human Rights Watch interview, Lokichokkio, Kenya, August 22, 1999; SSDF officer, interview, August 3, 1999.; WFP, “Sudan Bulletin No. 78: March 7-13, 1999,” Rome, March 22, 1999; “ICRC Establishes Contact with Its Workers Kidnapped in Sudan,” DPA, Geneva, March 10, 1999; John Nyaga, “Sudanese Rebels Say Hostages Died in Rescue Attempt,” AFP, Nairobi, April 2, 1999; ICRC press release, “ICRC Appalled by Death of Four Detained Sudanese,” Geneva, April 1, 1999; See Harker report, p. 50; Damien Lewis, “Fight for Sudan’s Oil Is Killing Civilians,” October 5, 1999.; Harker report, p. 11, 63. Biem was sixty-five kilometers from Pariang; Ibid., p. 48; Steven Edwards, Claudia Cattaneo, and Sheldon Alberts, “Calgary firm tied to Sudan ‘atrocities’,” National Post (Toronto), Khartoum and Ottawa, November 17, 1999; Taban Deng, interview, July 26, 1999; Al-Anbaa, as quoted in “Sudan Army Destroys Southern Rebel Camps,” Reuters, Khartoum, May 23, 1999; U.N. OLS (Northern Sector), “Weekly Report: May 26, 1999,” Khartoum, May 26, 1999; HRW 2003: 319 ff;  Regarding the attack on Gumriak specifically: HRW 2003: 189-190; Field worker in southern Sudan, confidential communication to Human Rights Watch, April 30, 2000



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