THE WORLDPOST
06/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sri Lankan Civilians Now Able To Flee Safely, Government Says

At least 1,500 civilians who had been trapped in Sri Lanka's shrinking war zone managed to flee on Thursday, the country's military said, as its forces claimed to further squeeze the Tamil Tiger separatists in a drive to end the quarter-century long conflict.

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