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Video: Sri Lankan Civilians Escape Civil War

April 27, 2009

Civilians are fleeing in the tens of thousands from the “Safe Zone”, in which thousands of civilians have been killed, many more wounded, hospitals bombed, and the latest reports indicate cluster bombs being used.  Most of the fleeing civilians are escaping via land, crossing the lagoon by bridges or wading neck-high waters.  Their numbers, their casualties, and their horrors are not fully reported.  A small percentage are escaping to military-controlled “safety” elsewhere by sea.  This is footage of one such group:

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