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Sri Lanka military chases routed rebels, some escape

Sri Lankan troops chased small groups of fleeing Tamil Tigers on Sunday after routing an eastern stronghold held by the rebels for 11 years, but the military said some fighters were escaping. At least four rebels were killed in a clash as they tried to cross an army-held highway in the Batticaloa district and reach a pocket of jungle the Tigers control further south. Troops found 18 T-56 rifles along with the bodies as well as other military hardware, suggesting many other fleeing Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters fleeing the enclave had managed to get away. Full Story

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