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Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 28 times Sunday

[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 April 2009 07:37 No Comment]

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets bombed Sunday the so-called safety zone where tens of thousands of civilians have sought refuge at least 28 times in four sorties up to Sunday noon. The indiscriminate bombardment despite the call from the White House to stop attacking the ‘safety zone’ and to stop fighting immediately. Exact casualty details were not available at the moment. Heavy bombardment by SLAF bombers has caused panic and tension among the civilians, who are starving as Colombo has blocked the arrival of humanitarian supply ship facilitated by the ICRC.

Safety zone was attacked 12 times between 7:55 and 8:25 a.m., 3 times between 9:55 and 10:05 a.m., 3 times around 10:25 a.m. and 10 times between 10:55 and 11:15 a.m.

On Saturday, the SLAF bombers had attacked the zone at least 25 times throughout the day.

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