2009-02-08 18:51:16

Civilians Flee Conflict in Sri Lanka

(08 Feb 09 - RV) Officials in Sri Lanka said today more than 15,000 civilians have fled Sri Lanka's northern war zone over the last three days, as government forces appeared poised to crush the separatist Tamil Tigers. Pope Benedict and International organizations including the Red Cross have urged both sides to let the noncombatants out of the conflict zone. ICRC Spokesperson Simon Shorno told us more about the civilians and medical staff stranded behind rebel lines…

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