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Sri Lankan troops take rebel town

Government forces in Sri Lanka have wrestled control of a small town from Tamil Tiger rebels in an ongoing military offensive, the defence ministry said on Tuesday. Troops fighting to secure a strategic road along the coast to the northern peninsula of Jaffna have faced stiff resistance from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The ministry said that the soldiers had taken Palavi, a small town on the road. It described the town as an LTTE “strongpoint.” Full Story

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