Thousands cornered by advancing Sri Lankan army – 28 Jan 09 =AlJazeera English=

Sri Lanka’s military says it is close to ending the war on the Tamil Tigers but as fighting intensifies, thousands of civilians are being pushed into an area the army has declared as a safe zone.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from the town of Mullaitivu, the last Tamil Tiger stronghold to fall.

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