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    Sri Lankan civilians trapped in 'no fire zone' - 25 Apr 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    As the Sri Lankan government confronts the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), between 15,000 and 50,000 civilians are estimated to be trapped in the conflict zone - a four square kilometre pocket of land in the northeast.

    Some civilians are now in about 40 overcrowded camps after fleeing LTTE-held areas. Thousands more have fled to the frontline coastal village of Puttumattalan, which until earlier this week, was in the so-called "no fire zone".

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports.