LTTE's shocking use of banned weaponry
* White phosphorus targeting fleeing hostages
* Use of civilians as Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)
LTTE terrorists are preparing the worst slaughter of
civilians ever witnessed by the civilized world in modern times with the
systematic use of hostages as a weapon of mass destruction, said defence
observers commenting on the unfolding human tragedy at Mullivaikkal.
Substantial evidence has surfaced from the battlefront that LTTE
terrorists are using white phosphorous as a weapon in reprehensible
attacks at both advancing security forces and hostages fleeing from the
LTTE, the observer said.
What we are witnessing is outrageous and the worst
exhibition of treachery against the very people it claimed to
'represent' over the years. Systematically the LTTE, an internationally
banned terrorist outfit, has drawn the lines for the mass execution of
Tamil civilians while crying out for a third party intervention to
provide an escape route and sanctuary for the LTTE leader Prabhakaran
and his band of terrorists.
According to reliable ground information received,
terrorists are reportedly laying large quantities of white phosphorus
surrounding makeshift camps of hostages within the narrow strip of land
it still holds, and are burying improvised bombs that would ultimately
result in a humanitarian catastrophe, with the bomb explosions leading
to phosphorous burns on both civilians and advancing troops.
Then LTTE used this tactic at Visuamadu surrounding
temporary shelters meant for elders with white phosphorous, were denied
creating a major tragedy due to swift infantry advances there. "The use
of such cowardly tactics is indeed worsening the unnecessary suffering
of the hostages held at gunpoint and the indiscriminate use of such
incendiary agents by the LTTE is reprehensible and should be noted by
the international human rights community", the defence observer further
Meanwhile, 58 Division troops advancing along the A-35
main road, south of Rektavaikkal have recently uncovered a large haul of
improvised phosphorous bombs, security sources said.
Protocol - III of the Geneva Convention on Certain
Weapons 1980, prohibits and restricts the use of incendiary weapons:
flame throwers, foul gasses, shells, rockets, grenades, mines, bombs and
other containers of incendiary substances.
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