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Sri Lankan Rebels Agree to Concessions

November 04, 2002|From Associated Press

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand — Ending a breakthrough round of peace talks, Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said Sunday that they would stop recruiting children as guerrillas and want to participate in democracy.

The Tigers also said they would allow other political parties into areas they control on the island nation off the south coast of India and will work to resolve the issue of power-sharing, dropping a demand for an interim government in the violent northeast.

The 19-year civil war has killed at least 64,500 people.

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