Monday, August 21, 2006

Incident: Planned Evacuation, Sri Lanka

A Red Cross-flagged ferry is planned to be used later in the week to evacuate several hundred foreign passport holders and aid workers from the besieged city of Jaffna. A ship carrying relief supplies is set to sail for the port city on Monday to replenish stores in northern Jaffna district. 8/28/06 Update - 161 people were successfully evacuated on the ship.


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