Sri Lanka admits military bombed ‘no-fire’ zone – 1 May 09

Sri Lanka’s government has admitted to Al Jazeera that its military bombed an area held by separatist fighters and now crowded with trapped civilians.

The admission follows the leak of satellite images taken by the UN which show signs of aerial bombing inside the ‘no fire zone’.

The government insists that no civilians were in danger, that the bombing was targeted at Tamil fighters in the area and not civilians.

Al Jazeera talks to Sri Lanka’s foreign secretary.

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