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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. The rebels and army dueled with artillery and mortar fire, and small pockets of rebels continued firefights with troops in the eastern Muslim town of Mutur, where aid workers say around 22,000 people have been trapped by the fighting. Tamil Tigers attacked also army camps and Norway's peace envoy flew in to try to halt a slide...

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. Small pockets of rebels continued firefights with troops in the eastern Muslim town of Mutur, where dozens of injured civilians awaited evacuation and where aid workers have been unable to reach because of the fighting. "They are attacking our camps...

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. More than 800 people have died this year and ambushes, air strikes and naval clashes had become commonplace, but it was a dispute over a rebel-held water supply that led to the first major ground fighting last week since a 2002...

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. At least 800 people have died this year and ambushes, air strikes and naval clashes had become commonplace, but it was a dispute over a rebel-held water supply that led to the first major ground fighting since a 2002 ceasefire. "Right now, it's...

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. A 2002 ceasefire between the two sides still holds on paper, but a battle last week over a rebel-held water supply has spread to nearby areas in the northeastern Trincomalee district, with both sides exchanging artillery fire and...

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. A 2002 ceasefire between the two sides still exists on paper, but a battle last week over water supply for about 50,000 people in a government-controlled area has spread to the port city of Trincomalee and surrounding areas with both...

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. Officials said five military personnel and two civilians were killed, while civilian witnesses saw the corpses of five female Tiger fighters on a road near the eastern port of Trincomalee, as a battle for control...

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. Officials said the army had sustained an unspecified number of casualties in fighting around the strategic eastern port of Trincomalee, which comes as a battle widened for control over a water sluice in the district....

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. Officials said the army had sustained an unspecified number of casualties in fighting around the strategic eastern port of Trincomalee, which comes as a battle widened for control over a water sluice in the district. Two Liberation...

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. Seven soldiers and three rebels were killed earlier in the day in the first army advance on rebel-held territory since a 2002 truce. S. Elilan, head of the Tigers' political wing in the eastern district of...


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