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By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Both Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels might still say they want peace despite a return to large-scale fighting, but in reality they may have got the war that they wanted after four years of ceasefire.
By Peter Apps THIRAIMADU, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Bodies dumped in wells, dead children hung from rafters and underage boys abducted to fight. During two decades of civil war, such atrocities were commonplace in Sri Lanka but a ceasefire since 2002 halted the worst of the attacks on children.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's president said on Tuesday he wanted to discuss a solution to the island's ethnic conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels, but again denied that renegade ex-Tigers were operating in army-held territory.
By Peter Apps KATTANKUDI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As violence rages between Sri Lanka's government and ethnic Tamil Tiger rebels, the island's Muslim minority says it is caught in the middle, and there is talk of an armed "Jihad" group emerging if war returns.
By Peter Apps BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - While Sri Lanka's government and Tamil rebels teeter between war and peace, a deadly conflict is raging in the island's east, where renegade guerrillas are locked in a do-or-die battle with former comrades.
By Sasi Kandasamy COLOMBO (Reuters) - Four Tamil Tiger fighters were killed in an attack by a rival group of ex-rebels in Sri Lanka early on Tuesday and a soldier was shot dead overnight, officials said, amid growing fears of renewed civil war.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military said eight Tamil Tigers were killed during an overnight clash with a band of breakaway former comrades, but the rebels denied it on Wednesday and accused the army of shelling their territory.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said they were shelled on Tuesday by government artillery, but the army denied it was responsible as violence threatened a 2002 truce.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said they were shelled on Tuesday morning by government artillery, but the army denied taking any action as violence threatened a 2002 truce and planned talks remained deadlocked.
By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels and a renegade ex-Tigers group were fighting each other in the east of the country on Sunday, Sri Lanka's army said, with war fears still high after a suicide bombing and government air strikes.