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2006-08-11 17:28:49

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers fired artillery at a Navy base in the island's strategic eastern Trincomalee harbor before dawn on Saturday, the military said, as the worst fighting since a 2002 truce deepened.

2006-08-10 11:13:41

TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Many troops battling Tamil Tiger rebels in east Sri Lanka were feared dead or wounded on Thursday after an ammunition dump at an army camp apparently accidentally exploded, military sources said. "We fired artillery all day.

2006-08-09 12:51:37

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said the army killed 5 civilians and injured 18 in a rocket attack on Wednesday, as the government vowed to win control of a water source at the center of the worst fighting since a 2002 truce.

2006-08-09 01:17:12

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - The brutal murder of 17 Sri Lankan aid workers last week highlights the difficulties faced by relief organizations around the world trying to balance helping people with politics.

2006-08-09 03:14:37

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE (Reuters) - Water flowed to thousands of farmers in east Sri Lanka for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday after Tamil Tiger rebels lifted a blockade, but there was no end to the worst fighting since a 2002 truce.

2006-08-08 21:49:52

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE (Reuters) - Water flowed to thousands of farmers in east Sri Lanka for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday after Tamil Tiger rebels lifted a blockade, but the military said it was too early to say if the worst fighting since a 2002 truce was near an end.

2006-08-08 04:07:57

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka ordered a probe into the killing of 17 local tsunami aid staff on Tuesday as some family members blamed the army, and fighting and artillery continued in the island's east for a 14th day.

2006-08-07 21:38:50

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Explosions sounded out in Sri Lanka's east on Tuesday as fighting between the military and Tamil Tigers over a water supply entered a 14th day, while aid workers planned for the burials of 17 slain local staff.

2006-08-07 09:50:21

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Workers from a French aid group on Monday recovered the bodies of 15 local colleagues found executed in a battle-scarred Sri Lankan town, taking them by tractor on Monday toward their families.

2006-08-07 02:43:15

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Residents who fled fighting in northeast Sri Lanka on foot accuse both troops and Tamil Tiger rebels of beating and seizing civilians as they escaped -- while each side accuses the other of massacres.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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