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post May 11 2009, 08:31 AM
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Here are photos accompanied by a narration of the current situation in Sri Lanka from Human Rights Watch.

Sri Lanka; Trapped and Under Fire

Human Rights Watch researcher Anna Neistat says both sides in Sri Lanka's conflict are violating the laws of war. Approximately 100,000 civilians are trapped in a government-declared "no-fire zone" in the northern Vanni region. Tamil Tiger (LTTE) rebels have prevented civilians from leaving a tiny strip of land, while government
forces have repeatedly and indiscriminately shelled the area.


These photos are from a makeshift hospital in Putumattalan that was treating survivors of attacks on April 8 and 9, 2009. Many were women and children who were waiting in a food distribution line in Pokkanai when artillery shells hit.


More Civilians Reported Killed.......

This is really heartbreaking. Has anyone been following the situation at all?


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