U.N. Report Says Tens of Thousands Killed in Sri Lanka Civil War

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent a report by U.N. experts who concluded that tens of thousands of people were killed in the last five months of Sri Lanka's civil war, primarily by government troops, to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday.
Ban said in April when the report was released that he would welcome a mandate from the Human Rights Council, Security Council or General Assembly to launch an international probe into allegations of possible war crimes at the end of the 26-year war between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels.

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