|LTTE push to keep civilians under thumb|
|Thursday, 12 February 2009|
COLOMBO: The LTTE which has been disappointed with the way the exodus of civilians fleeing from the Tiger controlled area, have forced the civilians to go further North East of Puthukuduyiruppu and South of Chalai in their bid to keep them under their control for a long period, military sources told the Daily News Wednesday. “The LTTE had pushed the civilians towards the Putumatalan area North East of Puthukuduyiruppu”, military officials told the Daily News.
The LTTE may have resorted to this tactic as this area provides natural cover from the Eastern coast.
The LTTE had reportedly resorted to this desperate measure, as they failed in all their endeavours to keep the civilians under their control after sending suicide cadres mingling with civilians and indiscriminately firing at the civilians fleeing towards Security Forces controlled areas.
Due to this indiscriminate firing dozens of civilians were killed whilst a large number reaching Puthukuduyiruppu West and Visuamadu were injured.
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