Sri Lankan Army uses Tamils civilians as human shields to advance
The Sri Lankan government has used around 1000 Tamils civilians who left for the government controlled area as human shield to enter and advance within the "safety zones".
The Sri Lankan army has also used banned weapons, such as chemical weapons, and phosphorous bombs, sources confirmed.
In Monday's indiscriminate attack on civilian areas more than 1500 feared dead and 3500 or more injured, including hundreds of children.
- 1500 died and more than 3500 severely injured
- Mathalan SLA pushed back to safeguard innocent civilians
- Used Chemical weapons
- Used Cluster ammunitions
- Used Phosphorous bombs
- Bodies are scattered all over
- Urgent Need of blood, no one is able to donate due to malnutrition
- SLA planning to do another operation soon
The Sri Lanka Army that took hostages of around 1000 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.
The ICRC is worn out and the Sri Lankan government denies access to foreign aid groups and UN to send in aids to wounded civilians.
Our reporter describing the scene after the army offensive said 'horrendous', bodies are strewn everywhere, painful voices of the injured and sense of frustration everywhere. Only few of the injured were taken to a make shift hospital. The hospital also was hit by RPG attack and almost defunct. The hospital is in urgent need blood, people there are unable to donate blood since most of them are affected by malnutrition. The hospital cannot accomodate such a large number of injured. Already ICRC reported that the Doctors there are really worn out. "They are working for months now without any break, they work day and night. And medical supplies are lacking," ICRC Chief, Castella said.