Sri Lankan troops seize last rebel stronghold


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  • Monday, 26 Jan 2009

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan forces have captured the Tamil Tigers’ last major stronghold, confining the rebels to a narrow slice of jungle and ending their decade-long domination of the country’s north.

Army commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka said Sunday that the bloody ethnic separatist war that has plagued this Indian Ocean island nation since 1983 was nearly over.

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