Casualty Figures

Reuters has a report. In summary,

  • More than 6,200 soldiers killed and nearly 30,000 wounded (Source: Defence Secretary interview with ITN)
  • More than 15,000 LTTE cardres killed according to the Military several months ago. No final tally.
  • Around 7,000 civilians killed since January according to unverified, unofficial U.N. estimates. Around 280,000 displaced according to aid agencies.
  • Overall, according to the UN, the conflict has killed from about 80,000 -100,000 people.


Update (23/05/2009): According to Army Chief speaking to NDTV, a total of 22,000 LTTE cardres were killed by the Army alone. He also puts the casualty figures of the Sri Lanka troops lower.

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One response to “Casualty Figures

  1. The Warrior Poet

    Its time now for the sri lankan government and its people to accept tamils as part of their society and give equal opportunities for them. Read my poem on LTTE. its called LTTE Poem.

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