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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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