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Sri Lanka says 12 killed in clash, jets bomb rebels

Two Sri Lankan troops and 10 Tamil Tiger fighters died in a clash near defence lines in the island’s far north on Thursday, the military said, as fighter jets pounded suspected rebel targets in jungle in the east. “There was a confrontation close to the forward defence line west of Omanthai,” military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe said, referring to the northern district of Vavuniya, where fighting is now focused amid a new chapter in a two-decade civil war. Full Story

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