Sri Lankan troops capture rebel training complex

August 17th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Colombo, Aug 17 (ANI): A large training base of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was captured by the Sri Lankan troops in the war-torn north of Sri Lanka.
Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said that troops on Saturday took control of the large rebel complex, which had at least 100 underground bunkers.
The training camp in the Weli Oya region also contained prison cells and a cemetery with 67 guerrilla graves.
Meanwhile, at least 31 Tamil Tigers and nine soldiers were killed in other fightings.
The latest death toll of rebels killed by the Government since January becomes 5,912, while 545 Sri Lankan soldiers have died in the same period according to The News sources.
The LTTE have been fighting for a separate state since 1972. Tens of thousands have died on both sides, in one of Asia’’s longest running ethnic conflicts. (ANI)

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