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Tamil Tigers ‘slowly giving up’ fight

[AFP, Friday, 15 May 2009 13:59 One Comment]

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels are "slowly giving up" their fight against advancing government troops and large numbers of civilians have managed to flee the war zone, the island’s military said Friday.


"They are slowly giving up. They are blowing up whatever arms and ammunition they have," military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara told AFP.


He said around 10,000 civilians managed to flee into government territory, and that there was now "hardly anybody left" inside the tiny rebel-held zone on the northeast coast, the last part of the island where the Tigers are fighting.

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  • fdimul said:

    These blubberings are just to escape from the International pressure to stop the war.

    LTTE has the capability to withstand all attacks and counter attacks, but Srilanka is on the verge of killing the trapped civilians in Lakhs.
    So they are saying that it is a matter of time.