Civilians expose LTTE treachery: Foreign media stunned by
Foreign media crew and journalists who were provided
access this morning (April 24) to the recently liberated Puthumathalan
area inside the declared No Fire Zone have expressed their surprise at
what were cited as 'startling revelations' made by civilian hostages
rescued from LTTE clutches since Monday(20).
The reporters were taken from Kilinochchi to
Puthumathalan and provided with necessary assistance to gain first hand
information on the unfolding ground situation, with LTTE nearing total
defeat after 3 decades. The group of journalists also witnessed rising
smoke in the distance caused due to explosions from heavy mortar bombs
mounted by LTTE terrorists further south. According to latest military
reports, LTTE terrorists are now boxed inside a 10sq.km swathe of land
further South of the NFZ at Vellamullivaikkal.
Hostages rescued from LTTE have expressed their
disdain over the terrorist outfit, which has been proscribed earlier by
the EU and many countries including the US for the use of child
soldiers, women suicide bombers, village massacres, bus bombings,
systemized genocide of both ethnic Muslims and Sinhalese. Civilian
escapees have revealed the bitter truth to the media persons of brutal
assaults, torture, forced arms training, child conscription and many
more crimes perpetrated by LTTE.
The media crew also confirmed that security forces
have exhibited utmost restraint from any indirect fire, heavy artillery
or mortar attacks at LTTE now cornered in a 10sq.km swathe of land in
the Southern tip of the NFZ.
More information will follow...