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"Sri Lanka Air Force and Navy had definitely targeted..

[b]"Sri Lanka Air Force and Navy had definitely targeted military positions and offices of the LTTE" - Major General Ulf Henricsson[/b]

Colombo, 29 April, (Asiantribune.com): In his observations on Trincomalee & Sampoor Major General Ulf Henricsson, Head of Mission of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) pointed out, "Sri Lanka Air Force and Navy had definitely targeted military positions and offices of the LTTE". He further observed that some collateral damage to property had taken place as some of the LTTE offices were situated in populated areas. Such collateral damage was not significant. In his estimation approximately 10 – 12 people may have died. He did not believe that 16 people had died as has been claimed in some reports.

When asked about the reports relating to a mass exodus of people from the Sampoor area, Major General Ulf Henricsson stated that these were grossly exaggerated. It is normal for people to move away from military targets at times of conflict. Since the bombing ceased, people were slowly returning to their homes and villages.

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