|Rebels killing civilians who flee Sri Lanka war zone: UN|
|Monday, 16 February 2009|
COLOMBO (AFP) – Tamil Tiger guerrillas have prevented tens of thousands of civilians from leaving Sri Lanka's war zone and those trying to escape have been "shot and sometimes killed," the United Nations said Monday.
The Tiger soldiers are holding non-combatants in the small patch of jungle in the north of the island where the rebels have been cornered by government forces.
"A growing number of people trying to leave have been shot and sometimes killed," the UN office here said in a statement, adding the Tigers were also recruiting child soldiers as young as 14 years old.
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