Thomas Cook, March 1873
Pair back allegations that Tamil Tiger rebel leaders were executed after they had surrendered
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Tamil rebels holed up in ever-diminishing territory in northern Sri Lanka forcibly recruited children to take part in final defences against government troops, according to a former senior official. Some of the youngsters were sent to fight with just one day's basic training. A number of civilians who tried to escape to the government side were shot.
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Sri Lanka's investigation into the war against the Tamil Tigers – a conflict that left thousands of civilians dead – has begun amid a barrage of allegations that justice will not be done.
President's former ally has raised the stakes with appeal to minority he conquered in bloody civil war
Tigers' political wing trying to oust incumbent president at January poll
Six months after bloody end of the civil war, civilians are finally allowed to leave – temporarily
Gesture seen as attempt to maintain influence
The Tamil Tiger rebels admitted defeat in their 25-year-old war with the Sri Lankan government today, offering to lay down their guns as government forces swept across their last strongholds in the northeast.
Sri Lankan military releases photos of ruthless rebel leader
Sri Lanka pressed ahead with its military onslaught against the Tamil Tigers last night despite calls from Britain and France for an immediate ceasefire to allow thousands of civilians to escape the conflict zone.
President claims victory and calls off air strikes to focus on 'rescuing' civilians