Military Stops Muslims from Fleeing in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of Sri Lankan Muslim civilians were prevented from leaving their homes in response to rebel leaflets warning them of an attacks, according to The International Herald Tribune.  “The security forces are giving protection to the civilians in Mutur,” a military spokesman said, adding that officials were “telling people not to leave, because security is provided by the security forces.”  Not only are they telling them not to though, they have stopped the ferry as well as prevented people from traveling by land away from the area.

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