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Crisis talks after raid  International truce monitors are to hold emergency talks with Tamil rebels after a sea battle Tamil rebels warn truce monitors  Militants are warning European-led monitors that they travel aboard Sri Lankan navy ships at their own risk Rebels 'shoot dead 12'  The army says suspected Tamil Tigers have shot dead construction workers in the restive eastern province Sri Lanka, Tamil rebels hold meeting  The government and rebels are meeting in Norway to discuss security for truce monitors 58 killed in bus blast
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Military strikes on Tamil bases  A military has carried out air strikes on rebel bases, a day after a suicide bomb attack on army headquarters Thousands flee strikes  40,000 people have fled their homes and were moving north to seek safety in the jungle   Race to save ceasefire  Truce monitors have travelled to north-east to try to ease tension after 2 days of government air strikes Tamil attacks kill 5 soldiers Dozens dead in clashes
Five dead in sea attack Peace talks in doubt   Bomb targets army chief

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  At least 8 people have been killed in a suicide bomb. The head of the army has been seriously injured

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  At least 45 sailors and Tamil Tiger rebels are feared dead after a sea battle after rebels sank 2 navy gunboats

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  At least 58 people have been killed after their bus,travelling to a market, struck a mine in Anuradhapura district
Jun.16   Heavy clashes erupt  20 Tamil Tiger rebels and 4 Sri Lankan naval troops have been killed amid escalating violence Jun.25     Bomber kills general  A suicide bomber targeted Maj. Gen. Parami Kulatunga, killing the general and three others

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Jul.29 Pair break world record

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Aug.2   Muslims flee fighting
  Fighting between the army and Tamil Tiger rebels in the north-eastern district of Trincomalee has spread Aug.3 Envoy ready for Sri Lanka talks
Aug.6     Aid workers 'executed'
  15 local aid staff working on post-tsunami rebuilding have been found executed after heavy fighting
Aug.7 2 more aid workers found dead Aug.8 Grenade attack kills 2 Key water supply reopened Aug.11     Military 'in new front'  Many of Tamil Tiger fighters have been killed Aug.13 Tamil Tigers deny peace overture Aug.14   Attacks leave 50 dead, mostly girls
  43 schoolgirls killed in what the Tamil Tigers charged was a government air raid on a children's home Sri Lanka shuts its schools Aug.18 Aid plea after clashes Aug.26 Jaffna evacuation ferry arrives Aug.30 Military 'killed Lanka aid staff'

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Sep.4 Rebel town seized
Sep.9   Sri Lanka clashes kill 28 troops Map of Jaffna Sri Lanka  An army spokesman: Up to 130 Tiger rebels may have been killed in fighting in the Jaffna peninsula Sep.17 Sri Lanka claims rebel massacre

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Oct.10 Tigers agree to resume peace talks
Oct.16   Blast 'kills 90' sailors Map of Colombo Sri Lanka
  An explosives-laden truck rammed into Naval convoy at Habarana, 150 miles from Colombo in the central section
Blast sparks air raids Norwegian Envoy in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka will talk despite attack Oct.17     Naval port 'attacked'
Map of Galle Sri Lanka  Suspected Tamil Tiger fighters in boats have attacked a base in the tourist city of Galle

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Nov.8   Dozens killed in attack  At least 50 civilians displaced by battles are feared to have been killed in artillery and rocket attacks on a school Nov.13   S Lanka 'recruits child fighters'  United Nations: the government forces have been recruiting children to fight against the Tamil Tiger rebels

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Dec.6   Sri Lanka invokes anti-terror law  The cabinet has announced sweeping measures after months of worsening violence between security forces and rebels Dec.18     Tigers 'abduct' 24 schoolchildren  Tamil rebels have kidnapped 24 schoolchildren, mostly teenagers, in eastern Sri Lanka

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