SLA steps up carnage on civilians

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 May 2009, 20:33 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has continued heavy shelling with cluster-munitions on civilian targets in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal within the so-called safety zone throughout Thursday and Friday. Several civilians have been killed and many sustained injuries as Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) surveillance aircraft was providing coordinates of densely populated places for the SLA to target civilians. At least 242 civilians were registered as wounded on Friday alone. Medical sources reported that 45 of the wounded, including 15 children, had succumbed to injuries adding that scores were killed and that those killed on the spot were not brought to hospital.

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Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal hospital, many injured civilians are waiting for the ICRC ship.


Most of the victims brought to hospital Friday were wounded while they were waiting to get gruel in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal East.

People who were lined up to receive the limited humanitarian supplies were attacked on Thursday. ICRC vehicles were also hit. However, the ICRC managed to transport 400 wounded on Thursday. But, on Friday the ICRC ship failed to complete the mission as heavy shelling continued.

More than 500 civilians are still waiting for transportation by the ICRC.

The hospital has been relocated to a junior school.

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Explosion of cluster munitions attached with artillery shells, photographed Thursday around 6:00 p.m. at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal.


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Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal hospital, many injured civilians are waiting for the ICRC ship.


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Injured civilians were brought to hospital on 8 May 2009.
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Died at home following shell attack on 8 May 2009.
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Shell attack around 3:00 p.m on 8 May 2009.
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Shell attack at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal central area on 8 May 2009.
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Shell attack around 12:20 p.m on 8 May 2009.
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