Dozens die in Sri Lanka fighting

At least 48 Tamil Tigers and 10 soldiers are said to have been killed in clashes.

    Fighting between the military and the LTTE has intensified since the start of the year [AFP]
    The Sri Lankan government officially pulled out of a defunct truce with the rebels last month.
     
    The Tamil Tigers have been fighting for more than three decades for an independent ethnic homeland in the Sinhalese-majority island.

    Fighting between the military and LTTE rebels has intensified since the government scrapped a six-year ceasefire pact last month.

    The government said the rebels had used the truce to re-arm.

    According to the military's latest announcement, more than 1,100 LTTE separatists, and more than 55 government soldiers and police, have been killed so far this year.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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