September 15, 1997
Armed clashes in Rupnyagai, between Cmdr. Paulino Matiep (government militia) and Tito Biel after Paulino Matiep had arrested four military officers in Bentiu. Rupnyagai was burnt down this month due to fighting. Nhialdiu clinic attacked and surrounding villages attacked, looted, and burned.
Perpetrator: Paulino Matiep (government preferred militia) and Riek Machar forces
Reference: HRW 2003: pp 84, 179, footnote 84; p 551; Aktbilaga 640: pp 85, 274; MSF 2002: p 29