86 Tamil civilians reach security forces seeking safety - Jaffna
Eighty-Six Tamil civilians who were able to escape LTTE's grip have reached to the security forces in Jaffna seeking safety for their lives this morning, 13 January.
According to the available information, civilians have arrived at security forces controlled area in two separate occasions today.
First group, 17 civilians comprising 5 males, 6 females and 6 children arrived around 7.00 AM while the second group, 69 civilians comprising 23 males, 21 females and 25 children arrived at 8.45 AM, military sources said.
As troops operated southwards from Muhamalai towards Elephant Pass totally liberating the A-9 Jaffna -Kandy main road, more escaping routes have been opened for the civilians trapped as a human shield by the LTTE terrorists. It is gradually increasing the number of Tamil civilians enter into the government controlled area seeking safety for their lives.
The military officials have already been made arrangements to provide shelter for the Tamil escapees after providing them with meals, medical treatment and other necessities.