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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Outrage over civilian deaths

Only occur when they are committed by the US or Israel. Sri Lanka gets a pass with the press. This story about targeting children is even written as if it's ok.
The Sri Lankan government has defied growing condemnation and declared that it considered children and young people killed in an air strike to be combatants and legitimate targets.

"If the children are terrorists, what can we do?" said a military spokesman, Brigadier Athula Jayawardana.

The government claimed that children killed and injured in the bombing on Monday were child soldiers conscripted by the Tamil Tiger rebels.