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Civilians 'fleeing Tamil Tiger zone'

Footage broadcast on SLRC state TV appears to show thousands of civilians fleeing a Tamil Tiger stronghold.

The Tamil Tigers have accused the Sri Lankan government of killing about 1,000 civilians and injuring many more during its military offensive.

The government has denied the allegations, in turn accusing the rebel group of targeting civilians.

The authenticity of this footage cannot be verified by the BBC

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