784 more Tamil civilians reach troops of 58 Division
Seven hundred and eighty four Tamil civilians who were
kept as hostages by the LTTE terrorists have crossed over to liberated
areas from the north of Puthukudiyirippu in Mullaittivu yesterday, 10
February, amidst heavy beating and shooting by the LTTE terrorists,
defence sources said.
The innocent Tamil civilians reached troops of 58
Division, defence sources in battlefront said.
The civilians were directed to the welfare centres
established in Vavuniya after providing them with meals and medical
treatment, defence sources further said.
Last morning (10 Feb), 19 civilians have been killed
and 75 others wounded in the cowardly LTTE attack at the civilians
seeking refuge with the soldiers in Udayarkattukualam. Among the dead
are 2 children, 5 women, and 12 males. Another 28 children, 30 women and
17 men have suffered injuries. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army Task Force 2
soldiers operating west of Puthukkuduyiruppu, in Mullaittivu district
have rescued 1046 Tamil civilians escaping the LTTE human shield in