Saturday, May 30, 2009

20,000 dead civilians

LONDON (Reuters) – More than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final days of Sri Lanka's military operation to defeat Tamil Tigers rebels, The Times newspaper reported on Friday.


U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay has said the LTTE recruited child soldiers and used civilians as human shields during the conflict, while the military had indiscriminately shelled areas packed with civilians.

Both sides have denied the allegations.


h/t to Chris in Paris at Americablog

No matter who does it, or where, there is no such thing as "collateral damage," only murder of innocents.

--the BB