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2006-08-17 00:50:00

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels launched a new attack overnight on the besieged northern Jaffna peninsula, the army said on Thursday, as a U.S. envoy visited the island to hold talks on the worst fighting since a 2002 truce.

2006-08-16 21:56:35

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers launched a new attack overnight on the northern Jaffna peninsula, the army said on Thursday, as a U.S. envoy visited the island but the worst fighting since a 2002 truce showed no sign of abating.

2006-08-16 01:24:28

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - As Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tigers traded artillery fire again on Wednesday, analysts and executives say the worst fighting since a 2002 truce is delaying investments in the $23 billion economy.

2006-08-15 22:38:50

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - As Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tigers traded artillery fire again on Wednesday, analysts and executives say the worst fighting since a 2002 truce is delaying investments in the $23 billion economy.

2006-08-14 21:51:34

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Troops and Tamil Tigers fought a fierce artillery battle across the no-man's land in Sri Lanka's north on Tuesday, the military said, as it searched for rebel infiltrators amid fears a renewed civil war could escalate.

2006-08-14 08:48:23

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers killed seven people in an attack on a Pakistan embassy convoy on Monday, the military said, hours after a suspected rebel front threatened to bomb civilians in the capital and an air raid killed dozens.

2006-08-13 00:08:45

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Heavy fighting and artillery fire raged on Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula on Sunday as the army said it had pushed back a Tamil Tiger rebel offensive in the heaviest fighting since a 2002 truce.

2006-08-12 22:39:46

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's government said on Sunday it had pushed back a Tamil Tiger offensive on the northern Jaffna peninsula, but fighting continued and analysts remained skeptical that Colombo was telling the whole truth.

2006-08-12 11:55:52

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels broke through military defenses in the island's far north and overran army bunkers on Saturday, truce monitors said, as the fiercest fighting since a 2002 truce spread.

2006-08-12 06:00:20

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels broke through military defenses in the island's far north and overran army bunkers on Saturday, truce monitors said, as the fiercest fighting since a 2002 truce spread.


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  • To give a box on the ear to.
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