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Tamils moving towards LTTE controlled areas amidst

[b]Tamils moving towards LTTE controlled areas amidst speculations of war breaking out[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Amidst speculations of a possible war, the LTTE leadership has requested Tamil civilians living in certain areas of the Trincomalee and Jaffna districts to take refuge in areas under their control.

Already several thousands of Tamils from Trincomalee, Jaffna and Muttur have begun the influx into LTTE administered Vanni and other areas under Tiger control. The LTTE has however not given any reasons for their declaration.

Meanwhile, the Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) has in a report claimed that some 1235 families have been displaced since early January this year owing to Army atrocities.

According to TRO, 1,235 families from Jaffna have displaced as of January 9 and there is a continuing influx of people to the LTTE administered area of Vanni. The Organization also claimed that another 30 families have been displaced from Vavuniya.

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