Friday, May 15, 2009

LTTE's shocking use of white phosphorus targeting fleeing hostages

Hilary Rajakarunanayake, Editor – Sri Lanka, Asian Tribune

Colombo, 15 May, (Asiantribune.com): Substantial evidence has surfaced from the battlefront that LTTE terrorists are using white phosphorous as a weapon in reprehensible attacks at both hostages fleeing from the LTTE and advancing security forces, an Army source told the Asian Tribune today.

According to reliable ground information received, Tamil Tigers are reportedly laying large quantities of white phosphorus surrounding makeshift camps of hostages within the narrow strip of land it still holds, and are burying improvised bombs that would ultimately result in a humanitarian catastrophe, with the bomb explosions leading to phosphorous burns on both civilians and advancing troops. Full text

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