Civilians forced to stand in the way

Sep 23rd, 2008

[ad#200×200]A civilian crisis is looming in the Wanni as we speak. The LTTE is trying its best to retain civilians as a human shield as the Army was 4km south of Kilinochchi town periphery by last evening. The Army has reduced the pace of operations towards Kilinochchi Town and has so far withheld artillery attacks into the town area, even at identified LTTE positions for fear of hitting civilian settlements.

Mounting pressure could see civilians rebelling against the Tigers, eager to get out of harms way and the Tigers giving way to pressure from its own people. The Army believes that this is inevitable and that the Tigers may wage a house-to-house urban guerrilla warfare once the civilians leave. Read the Full Article (Defencewire) >>

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