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Sri Lankan troops capture rebel area in north
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08:20, February 19, 2008

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The Sri Lankan Army said it captured an area controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels in the northern Mannar district Monday morning and killed 10 rebels.

The Army said in a statement that the troops captured an area of about 600 square meters in eastern Mannar around 5:30 a.m. (2400 GMT) within an LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) defense line.

"Ten Tiger terrorists who resisted the move lost their lives in the surprise attack. At least 10 more Tigers received injuries in the skirmishes," said the statement.

The Army said one soldier was killed and four others were injured in the battle.

Intensive military conflicts are underway in the north, with the government determining to defeat the LTTE before the end of this year.

The military said more than 700 people have been killed in the escalating conflict since the beginning of this year.

The LTTE has been fighting for a separate homeland for minority Tamils in the north and east for more than two decades, resulting in the death of more than 70,000 people.

Source: Xinhua

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