Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sri Lanka: At least 2,400 break out of war zone

(AP)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Thousands of civilians braved rebel fire Thursday to break out of Sri Lanka's war zone, the military said, as health workers abandoned the only hospital in the area — leaving hundreds of wounded behind — because of unrelenting shelling.

At least four civilians were killed and 14 others wounded when the rebels shot at them as they waded across a lagoon that forms the front line of the war, the military said. Full text