HORRORS OF WAR

Sri Lanka Begins Final Push

Amid claims of human right abuses and brutal violence, the long conflict against the Tamil Tiger insurgency in Sri Lanka appears to reaching an end. In one horrific scene, as many as 100,000 civilians fled for safety after the military broke through an earthen barrier built by the rebels. The flood of civilians is being swept up and placed in internment camps, where each person will be interrogated to determine whether he or she is associated with the Tamil Tigers. The Sri Lankan president has issued a warning to the leader of the Tigers, telling him to surrender within 24 hours or face the consequences, and a major offensive is expected tomorrow.