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Advancing troops kill 29 rebels

October 06, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Government forces neared the Tamil Tiger rebels' main town in fighting that left 29 guerrillas and five soldiers dead, the Sri Lankan military said.

The army says its soldiers are slightly more than a mile from the outer limits of the rebels' administrative capital, Kilinochchi.

Rebel officials could not be contacted for comment because most communication lines to guerrilla-dominated areas have been severed.

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