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Mass Grave Found in Sri Lanka - 17 Jan 2014
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SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I5G
January 17, 2014
Police officers and doctors dig up skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar,...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Police officers and doctors dig up skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
Police officers and doctors dig up skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I5F
January 17, 2014
A human skull is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles)...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A human skull is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
A human skull is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVES/
RTX17I5D
January 17, 2014
A police officer takes a picture of a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar,...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A police officer takes a picture of a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar...
A police officer takes a picture of a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I57
January 17, 2014
A police officer watches as an excavator digs up skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A police officer watches as an excavator digs up skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone...
A police officer watches as an excavator digs up skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I52
January 17, 2014
Police officers and doctors watch as an excavator digs up skeletons at a construction site in the former...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Police officers and doctors watch as an excavator digs up skeletons at a construction site in the former...
Police officers and doctors watch as an excavator digs up skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4Y
January 17, 2014
Human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles)...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
Human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4V
January 17, 2014
A police officer excavates a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A police officer excavates a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
A police officer excavates a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4T
January 17, 2014
A police officer works next to a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar,...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A police officer works next to a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
A police officer works next to a human skull at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4P
January 17, 2014
A human skull is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles)...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A human skull is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
A human skull is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4M
January 17, 2014
A police officer takes a video of human skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar,...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A police officer takes a video of human skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar...
A police officer takes a video of human skeletons at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4K
January 17, 2014
A police officer uses a brush to excavate a human skeleton at a construction site in the former war zone...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A police officer uses a brush to excavate a human skeleton at a construction site in the former war zone...
A police officer uses a brush to excavate a human skeleton at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4G
January 17, 2014
Marked human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Marked human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
Marked human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I4B
January 17, 2014
Fragments of a human skull are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Fragments of a human skull are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
Fragments of a human skull are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I43
January 17, 2014
A marked human skeleton is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A marked human skeleton is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
A marked human skeleton is seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-GRAVE/
RTX17I3Y
January 17, 2014
Marked human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Marked human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar
Marked human skulls are seen at a construction site in the former war zone in Mannar, about 327 km (203 miles) from the capital Colombo, January 16, 2014. The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war. The remains, which workers stumbled on as they dug up roadside paving for a water project, are yet to be identified. The first mass grave to be found in the former war zone, it is spread over an area measuring about 400 square feet (37 square metres) and is 5 feet (1.5 metres) deep. Picture taken January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXHC
December 21, 2010
A man cycles with a child past a former office for the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
A man cycles with a child past a former office for the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the main town of Mannar, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CONFLICT SOCIETY BUSINESS TRAVEL)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXF7
December 21, 2010
Fishermen bring their boats ashore near a Sri Lankan Navy base barrier in Mannar district, part of the...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
Fishermen bring their boats ashore near a Sri Lankan Navy base barrier in Mannar district, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TRAVEL)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXF6
December 21, 2010
Two soldiers stand near a fence at a Sri Lankan air force base in Mannar, part of the former war zone,...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
Two soldiers stand near a fence at a Sri Lankan air force base in Mannar, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: MILITARY TRAVEL SOCIETY BUSINESS)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXF4
December 21, 2010
A man throws his toothbrush into a bucket while bathing in a man-made dam in Mannar district, part of...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
A man throws his toothbrush into a bucket while bathing in a man-made dam in Mannar district, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TRAVEL)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXF3
December 21, 2010
A man tries to peek into a closed shop in Mannar, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles)...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
A man tries to peek into a closed shop in Mannar, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL BUSINESS)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXEZ
December 21, 2010
Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal prays in a church in Mannar district, part of...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal prays in a church in Mannar district, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TRAVEL)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXEU
December 21, 2010
A woman cycles past a Sri Lankan soldier patrolling the streets in Mannar, part of the former war zone,...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
A woman cycles past a Sri Lankan soldier patrolling the streets in Mannar, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY BUSINESS TRAVEL)
SRILANKA-ECONOMY
RTXVXES
December 21, 2010
Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal (L) is given a tour of an out-of-use Sri Lankan...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY
Sri Lanka's Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal (L) is given a tour of an out-of-use Sri Lankan Navy pier in Mannar district, part of the former war zone, about 400km (248 miles) north of Colombo, December 20, 2010. Cabraal toured the northern Mannar district to see current and potential investment opportunities in an area where the government is planning several infrastructure projects. The government wants to revive the long-neglected infrastructure of its $42 billion economy following a 25-year civil war that ended in May 2009. Picture taken December 20, 2010. To match Interview SRILANKA-ECONOMY REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: TRAVEL BUSINESS)
SRILANKA-REFUGEES
RTR28B69
December 23, 2009
A man looks at the camera as he takes shelter from the rain in a resettlement village, after returning...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A man looks at the camera as he takes shelter from the rain in a resettlement village in Mannar district...
A man looks at the camera as he takes shelter from the rain in a resettlement village, after returning there from Manik Farm two months ago, in Mannar district, 312km (193 miles) north of Colombo, December 23, 2009. Government efforts to resettle the IDPs is going well, but there are still those remaining at Manik Farm until their homes are free of mines and ready to receive people, according to army commanders in the north. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY)
SRILANKA
RTR1ATK
February 07, 2002
Sri Lankan Tamil students dance at a cultural show before a peace rally
in the Tamil Tiger rebel-held...
Mannar, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRI LANKAN TAMIL STUDENTS DANCE BEFORE A PEACE RALLY IN THE REBEL-HELD
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MANNAR.
Sri Lankan Tamil students dance at a cultural show before a peace rally
in the Tamil Tiger rebel-held northern district of Mannar, 312 km (200
miles) north of the capital Colombo, on February 7, 2002. The rebels,
who organised the rally, are on the verge of their first talks with the
government in seven years to end nearly two decades of ethnic war.
REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasingha

AL/CP
SRILANKA
RTR1ATF
February 07, 2002
SRI LANKAN TAMIL STUDENTS CARRY PICTURES OF LTTE LEADER VELUPILLAI
PRBHARARAN IN THE REBEL-HELD DISTRICT...
Mannar, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRI LANKAN TAMIL STUDENTS CARRY PICTURES OF LTTE LEADER VELUPILLAI
PRBHARARAN IN THE REBEL-HELD ...
SRI LANKAN TAMIL STUDENTS CARRY PICTURES OF LTTE LEADER VELUPILLAI
PRBHARARAN IN THE REBEL-HELD DISTRICT MANNAR.


Sri Lankan Tamil students march during a peace rally carry pictures of
Tamil rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in the rebel-held northern
district of Mannar, 312 km (200 miles) north of the capital Colombo, on
February 7, 2002. The rebels, who organised the rally, are on the verge
of their first talks with the government in seven years to end nearly
two decades of ethnic war. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasingha
SRILANKA WAR
RTRQ94S
June 27, 1999
Sri Lankan troops leave a military camp in northwestern Mannar town for cordon and search operation June...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
SRI LANKAN TROOPS LEAVE MILITARY CAMP IN MANNAR.
Sri Lankan troops leave a military camp in northwestern Mannar town for cordon and search operation June 24. Sri Lankan troops have captured fresh territory from Tamil Tiger rebels in the northwest in their latest offensive, the defence minister said in a statement on Sunday. The military said 41 rebels and 16 soldiers were killed as troops captured 61 square km (23 squrae miles).

AL/DL
SRILANKA WAR
RTRQ949
June 27, 1999
Goverment troops keep watch from a tank near northwestern Mannar town June 24 close to where soldiers...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN TROOPS KEEP WATCH FROM A TANK.
Goverment troops keep watch from a tank near northwestern Mannar town June 24 close to where soldiers launched a fresh offensive on June 26. Sri Lankan troops have captured fresh territory from Tamil Tiger rebels in the northwest in their latest offensive, the defence minister said in a statement on Sunday. The military said 41 rebels and 16 soldiers were killed as troops captured 61 square km (23 squrae miles).

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SRILANKA FIGHTING
RTR11H0R
June 25, 1999
Sri Lankan soldiers patrol the streets in the northwestern town of Mannar June 23 after two of their...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
SRI LANKAN SOLDIERS PATROL THE STREETS IN MANNAR.
Sri Lankan soldiers patrol the streets in the northwestern town of Mannar June 23 after two of their colleagues were shot at by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels. Shops were closed as soldiers began a search and cordon operation to round up the suspects. The military opened a highway to Mannar in 1997, but sporadic attacks by the rebels do take place in the town where most people make a living by fishing. Some parts of the district are still held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels.

AL/JIR/JRE
SRILANKA FIGHTING
RTR11H0M
June 25, 1999
A soldier (R) that was wounded in an attack by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in the northwestern town...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
A WOUNDED SRI LANKAN SOLDIER IS TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL.
A soldier (R) that was wounded in an attack by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in the northwestern town of Mannar is taken to hospital June 23. The military opened a highway to Mannar in 1997, but sporadic attacks by the rebels do take place in the town where most people make their living by fishing. Some part of the district is still held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels.

AL/JIR/JRE
SRILANKA FIGHTING
RTR11H0G
June 25, 1999
Sri Lankan soldiers detain a suspect (2nd L) in the northwestern town of Mannar June 23, after two of...
Mannar, Sri Lanka
SRILANKAN SOLDIERS DETAIN A SUSPECT IN MANNAR.
Sri Lankan soldiers detain a suspect (2nd L) in the northwestern town of Mannar June 23, after two of their colleagues were wounded in a shooting incident and shops were closed as soldiers began a search and cordon operation to round up the suspects. The military opened a highway to Mannar in 1997, but sporadic attacks by the rebels do take place in the town where most people live a living on fishing. Some parts of the district are still held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels.

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