Sri Lankan army attack -Civilian casualties grown exponentially
Sri Lankan army attacked in safety zone today killing more than 1500 civilians and injured 3500. The Sri Lankan army took hostages of more than 1500 people from the government controlled area and started this attack in early morning 2.00 AM. The attack included banned weapons like cluster bombs, fire bombs and phosphorous bombs which caused the huge civilian casualties.
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Hundreds of dead bodies and wounded civilians were still lying in Maaththa'lan and Pokka'nai, and more than 600 seriously wounded have been brought to a makeshift hospital functioning at a school in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal in LTTE held area throughout Monday, TamilNet correspondent reports from Vanni. The correspondent personally witnessed nearly 300 dead bodies while fleeing from the area. Cluster shells and smoke or white-dust-emitting shells that made people to faint were widely deployed on civilians by the Sri Lanka Army in its effort to capture them. However, a large majority of the civilians fled towards LTTE held areas while around 8,000 were trapped and captured by the SLA.
The Sri Lanka Army that took hostages of around 1500 people who left for government controlled areas on the previous night and using them as human shields moved in to safe zone in the cover of the darkness by around 2:00 AM on Monday. The shelling was intensified by then and they were firing cluster bombs, gas bombs and phosphorous bombs inside civilian areas.
Tamil National Reporter speaking to us said the gas bombs emanate white smoke that creates nausea. After smoking that people were fainted for more than one and a half hours. People suspect the purpose of this bomb is to capture people alive and to take hostage of them to prove people are forcibly detained by LTTE and they have freed them.
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CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu, India