Thursday, May 14, 2009

Banned Bombs - Sri Lanka Tamil Tigers using phosphorus to halt final attack: military

(LBO)May 14, 2009 (AFP) - The Sri Lankan military on Thursday accused Tamil Tigers of using phosphorus bombs as part of their last-ditch attempt to face off against a massive onslaught by government troops.

A military statement said the once-powerful rebel force, now surrounded in a four square kilometre (1.5 square mile) patch of jungle on the northeast coast, had deployed the bombs as landmines across their defence lines. Full text