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SBS talks to HRW : another 5000 civilians wounded

February 21, 2009

Sri Lankan government troops and Tamil rebels have been accused of killing an estimated 2,000 Tamil civilians over the past month.

The New York-based group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), says about another 5,000 civilians are estimated to have been wounded, as the Sri Lankan military tries to end a decades-old separatist campaign by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

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