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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2673

LTTE mercilessly slaughtered more than 100 Muslim civilians - including women and children

Colombo, 06 August, ( Over 100 Muslim civilians, including women and children were slaughtered by the Tamil Tiger militants on Friday night at Pachchanoor, alleging them as members of the Muslim armed group ‘Jihad.’

According to the report, displaced families were fleeing the fighting in Muttur - the government-held town when the Tigers blocked them at Pachchanoor on Friday night and killed over a 100 "including women, youth and children."

Earlier on 04 August, Rauf Hakeem - Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress publicly raised the issue of missing more than 100 Muslims innocent civilians and alleged that they are being detained by the LTTE.

“More than 100 innocent youths were detained by LTTE while they were fleeing to safer places. The point where they were kept is still unknown. We urge LTTE to release them immediately. “Rauf Hakeem appealed for their release.

Muslim sources told that LTTE constantly claimed that they have adequate evidences for the existence of an armed Jihad group in Muttur.

According to the civilians, LTTE cadres armed with sophisticated weapons had blocked the way of the fleeing Muslim civilians as they had been moving towards Serunuwara from Muttur area.

It is now confirmed that Tiger militants detained the fleeing Muslim civilians and slaughtered them mercilessly alleging them as members of the Muslim armed group called “Jihad.”

A group of civilians who managed to escape the slaughter has reported the incident to the military officials.

An immediate search operation is now underway to search and rescue the civilian in the area.

Sri Lankan security forces have set off to the particular area to bring the corpses. It is reported that the SLMM and Red Cross are also on their way to the particular area.

- Asian Tribune -

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