LTTE triggered humanitarian crisis unfolds in Mullaittivu
A group of 73 Tamil civilians who fled from LTTE
terrorists in general area Piramanthalkulama, sought protection with
troops of the 58 Division this morning (Feb 3), revealing what could be
described the most treacherous acts against norms of modern civilization
perpetrated by the internationally banned terrorist outfit.
LTTE while defying both the international media and
aid agencies through propaganda footages have drawn large numbers of
people into the battlefront across the declared no fire zones, through
sheer intimidations, a military official said citing the escapees.
According to the civilians, the latest group of
escapees from the LTTE captivity, terrorists are continuing with their
heinous crimes unabated also keeping both civil servants and local aid
workers under house custody. "People are given T-56 weapons, grenades,
ammunition containers, RPGs following a few hours of 'crash weapon
training' and sent to the battlefront along with their fighters", a
civilian was quoted as saying. "We managed to flee after we were dragged
to the LTTE forward lines. We left our weapons and made a desperate run
across the thick jungle amidst a flurry of small arms fire from the LTTE.
Some, we believe were caught by the LTTE, whose faith would be decided
by the organization with severe punishment under 'treachery', the
civilian further said.
Citing on the revelations made by the civilians,
defence officials are of the view that stringent measures should be
concentrated immediately to end the LTTE from taking on more civilians
as victims for its separatist cause.