Villages around Koch and Leer

First half of 1999

Thousands of people displaced from villages around Koch and Leer by fighting between different Nuer factions militas, incl Matiep´s forces, some of which were armed by and deployed by the GoS. According to Peter Gadet, who was a commander under Matiep at the time of the raids, the forces summarily executed scores of civilians, raped and abducted women and burned and destroyed homesteads.

Perpetrator: Various Nuer faction militias, GoS

Source: The Human Price of Oil, pp 5-6

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