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Fighting flares despite Sri Lanka peace talk pledges

Sporadic shelling continued in Sri Lanka’s north on Thursday and suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed a soldier with a roadside bomb, just hours after the government agreed to crunch talks aimed at halting renewed civil war. Residents in the far northern army-held Jaffna peninsula heard volleys of artillery shells before dawn, but said the intensity was far lower than in recent weeks — the worst fighting since a 2002 ceasefire that now lies in tatters. Full Story

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