Scorched earth, craters mark Sri Lanka's war zone

Article Date: 
24 May 2009

Civilians who escaped the zone said they came under intense shelling from both the rebels and the government.

"We ran for our lives from the shelling in the north," said one man who gave his name as Krishnathurai. "It was coming from both sides, the Tamil Tigers and the military, and we were stuck in the middle."

Article Author: 
John Heilprin
Article Source: 
Associated Press