Sri Lanka: 50,000 soldiers killing civilians?
Reuters AlertNet - Sri Lankan rebel leader missing, thousands flee war.
COLOMBO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The stream of civilians fleeing Sri Lanka’s war zone picked up speed and air force jets killed 11 guerrillas in a strike that left the leader of the Tamil Tigers’ naval wing missing, the military said on Saturday.
More than 50,000 soldiers are converging on a tiny wedge of jungle in the Indian Ocean island’s northeast to crush the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatists and end one of Asia’s longest-running wars.
February 7th, 2009 in Breaking News, World Alerts