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Tigers support peace drive, doubts over European monitors

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels reaffirmed their commitment to a truce despite surging violence, but said the future of ceasefire monitors from Denmark, Finland and Sweden is still in the balance. The rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said they would discuss the issue of ceasefire observers from European Union member states at a meeting Wednesday with peace broker Norway. The EU outlawed the Tigers last month in a move that cut off funding and was apparently aimed in part at forcing the rebels back the negotiating table they left in April 2003. Full Story

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