No Way Out for Men Women and Children in Sri Lanka's War
(09 Feb 09 - RV) A female Tamil Tiger suicide bomber hiding among a group of civilians
fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone blew herself up today, killing at least 28 civilians
and military forces, and wounding 90 others.
The attack appeared aimed at one
of the military's weak points, the processing of the masses of civilians trying to
flee the area. It also highlighted concerns that the rebels were trying to blend
in with the civilian population so they can fight on using insurgent tactics.
than 800 civilians crossed the front lines today and were searched by soldiers before
being sent to camps farther south.
But the Director of the National Peace Council
of Sri Lanka, Dr. Jehan Perera, says that the people who have managed to flee the
war zone are not allowed to leave the refugee camps.