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Sri Lanka seizes coast, tightens noose on Tigers
By IBT Staff Reporter on 05/16/09 AT 11:58 AM
Sri Lankan troops on Saturday seized the entire coastline for the first time in a 25-year war with the Tamil Tigers, the military said, cutting off escape for separatist rebels now facing annihilation.
India presses for Sri Lanka truce as casualties rise
By IBT Staff Reporter on 04/24/09 AT 9:02 AM
Indian envoys flew into Sri Lanka on Friday to urge a truce in the closing chapter of a 25-year war in which U.N. data showed nearly 6,500 civilians have been killed in the last three months.