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2006-08-04 00:00:19

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians fled Sri Lanka's eastern battle zone on foot on Friday as shells fell nearby, the Red Cross said.

2006-08-03 21:38:26

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers attacked army camps and exchanged artillery and mortar fire with troops on Friday, as a Norwegian peace envoy flew to the island in a bid to halt a slide back to civil war.

2006-08-03 07:38:53

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Artillery fire killed at least 15 civilians sheltering from fighting in northeast Sri Lanka on Thursday, the army said, as troops battled Tamil Tiger rebels and the island slipped back toward civil war.

2006-08-02 21:44:21

Corrects attribution of quote in paragraph 7 By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Artillery pounded Tamil Tiger positions in northeast Sri Lanka and fighting raged early on Thursday as the island slipped back toward civil war.

2006-08-02 09:34:35

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's civil war appeared to have resumed in all but name on Wednesday as Tamil Tigers attacked three army camps and pushed into government territory while the military said dozens of rebels were killed.

2006-08-02 04:04:32

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's civil war appeared to have resumed in all but name on Wednesday as Tamil Tiger rebels attacked three army camps and pushed into government territory and the military said dozens of rebels were killed.

2006-08-02 02:07:36

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers attacked three army camps and pushed into government territory in the east on Wednesday, as an artillery duel killed at least 12 people a day after suicide bombers tried to sink a ship with 850 troops aboard.

2006-08-01 23:35:39

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's army and Tamil Tigers fired artillery shells at each other's positions on Wednesday after rebels attacked three eastern military camps, a day after suicide bombers tried to sink a troop transport ship with 850 aboard.

2006-08-01 20:32:56

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's army and Tamil Tigers battled with mortars and artillery on Wednesday after rebels attacked three eastern military camps, a day after suicide bombers tried to sink a troop transport ship with 850 aboard.

2006-07-31 14:02:32

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Eighteen soldiers were feared dead on Monday night when a fragmentation mine blew up their army bus in restive eastern Sri Lanka, shortly after a top Tamil Tiger accused the government of restarting the country's two-decade civil war.


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