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Video by Sarah DRURY

Latest update : 2009-05-11

The UN said over 100 children died over the weekend as a result of the Sri Lankan military's advance against cornered Tamil Tiger rebels. Monday's announcement comes a day after Tamils claimed over 2,000 civilian deaths from an army shelling.

AFP - More than 100 children were among a large number of Tamil civilians killed in a weekend "bloodbath" in Sri Lanka, the United Nations' spokesman in Colombo, Gordon Weiss, said Monday.
  
He said the UN had been warning of a bloodbath as tens of thousands of civilians have been trapped in a narrow patch of coastline where the Tamil Tigers are fighting to hold back a massive military assault.
  
"The large scale killing of civilians, including the death of over 100 children, over the weekend shows that the bloodbath scenario has become a reality," Weiss told AFP.

Date created : 2009-05-11

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