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2006-08-12 02:33:25

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. The Tigers and army exchanged intense artillery fire and government jets bombed near the rebels' forward defense lines in the northern Jaffna peninsula, residents said, as thousands of civilians fled to churches. The military said it sank five Sea Tiger...

2006-08-12 00:45:27

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said on Saturday they had broken through army defenses in the island's far north and were advancing on the government-held Jaffna peninsula, in the fiercest fighting since a 2002 truce. The Tigers said they had destroyed army checkpoints and were advancing along the main A9 arterial road that connects Jaffna to their stronghold. Aid workers reported pockets of fighting inside government territory near army defense lines...

2006-08-11 22:54:04

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said on Saturday they had broken through army defenses in the island's far north and were advancing on the government-held Jaffna peninsula, in the fiercest fighting since a 2002 truce. The Tigers said they had pushed through a no-man's-land that separates rebel and government territory, destroyed army checkpoints on the other side and were advancing along the main A9 arterial road that connects the peninsula to their...

2006-08-11 21:06:21

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said on Saturday they had broken through army defenses in the island's far north and were advancing on the government-held Jaffna peninsula, in the fiercest fighting since a 2002 truce. The Tigers said they had pushed through a no-man's land that separates rebel and government territory, destroyed army checkpoints on the other side and were advancing along the main A9 artery road that connects the peninsula to their...

2006-08-11 20:24:15

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said on Saturday they had broken through army defences in the island's far north and were advancing on the northern government-held Jaffna peninsula. "We have completely destroyed the army checkpoints at the Muhamalai (border) crossing, and we are advancing on Jaffna," a Tiger official at the rebel Voice of Tigers radio station told Reuters, referring to a no-man's-land that divides rebel and government territory. The military...

2006-08-11 17:48:16

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels attacked a Navy base in Sri Lanka's east and fought artillery duels with troops in the north before dawn on Saturday, the military said, as the worst fighting since a 2002 truce deepened. The Tigers rained artillery on the strategic eastern port of Trincomalee, a vital maritime supply line to the army-held northern Jaffna peninsula -- which is cut off from the rest of the island by rebel territory and where a new battlefront...

2006-07-19 05:32:51

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed an army bus in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula on Wednesday, killing 2 servicemen and injuring 12, the military said. The ambush comes after rebels killed three people and wounded 23 on Monday and Tuesday in two similar attacks in the island's north and east. "An army bus was hit by a Claymore mine on the Jaffna peninsula," said military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe. A military official in...

2006-07-19 02:59:10

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed an army bus in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula on Wednesday, killing 2 servicemen and injuring 12, the military said, the latest in a series of attacks kindling war fears. The attack comes after the suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels killed three people and wounded 23 on Monday and Tuesday in two similar attacks in the island's north and east. "An army bus was hit by a Claymore mine on the Jaffna peninsula," said...

2006-07-19 01:50:10

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed an army bus in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula on Wednesday, wounding nine servicemen, the military said. The attack comes after the suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels killed three people and wounded 23 others on Monday and Tuesday in two similar attacks in the island's north and east. "An army bus was hit by a Claymore mine on the Jaffna peninsula," said military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe. Army...

2006-07-17 14:25:38

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed a soldier and a sailor and injured 11 other people, including four civilians, in a series of deadly mine ambushes in northern and eastern Sri Lanka on Monday, officials said. The soldier was killed in a blast in the northern army-held Jaffna peninsula, while a sailor was killed and four others were injured in the eastern district of Trincomalee. Another blast hit the northwestern district of Mannar -- all three districts heavily...


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