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Sri Lankan rebels end water blockade

Tamil rebels released water from a disputed reservoir Tuesday in Sri Lanka, ending a 19-day blockade that sparked some of the worst fighting between government troops and guerrillas in four years. In the capital, meanwhile, a car bomb killed two people, including a 3-year-old girl, police said. On July 20, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels blocked water supplies to 60,000 people in government-controlled villages in northeastern Trincomalee district, 135 miles northeast of Colombo. The group said the move was aimed at forcing the government to fulfill the needs of people in rebel-held villages. Full Story

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