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Rebels call ceasefire Deadline passes for Tamil rebels  Tamil rebels faced another possible onslaught from government forces, as a mid-day deadline for them to surrender passed Tamil Tiger planes raid Colombo Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  2 planes belonging to rebels have attacked the capital Colombo, killing two people and injuring about 45. Both planes were downed Rebel naval base captured Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Map of Mullaittivu Sri Lanka
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  Four senior Tamil Tigers 'dead'  4 senior Tamil Tiger leaders have been killed, including the head of the political wing, Balasingham Nadesan, as fighting continues   Sri Lanka battles Tiger remnants  International concern is growing over the fate of civilians as fighting continues despite reports of a Tamil Tiger ceasefire Rebels 'call ceasefire'  Tamil Tigers (LTTE) rebels trapped in a tiny enclave of northern Sri Lanka have declared a ceasefire   70 Tamil Tigers 'killed' by army  The army says 70 LTTE rebels have been killed trying to escape from a tiny enclave in the north-east of the country President: Sri Lanka army 'defeats rebels' Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed


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May.18
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
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  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels
 The seizure marks the total capture of coastline territory previously controlled by the rebels,

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  The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack
 Lt Gen Sarath Fonsek said troops had 'completely captured' the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu after a month of fighting
Jan.1   Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ
  Soldiers have entered the Tamil Tiger rebels' de facto capital Kilinochchi in the north for the first time in a decade


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Dec.27 Bomber targets Sri Lanka capital
Nov.14 Army 'takes Tiger base' Oct.28 Tamil Tigers carried out air strikes  Rebels have carried out air strikes on oil tanks near the capital and an army camp in Mannar, north-western Sri Lanka Sep.18 Sea battle off Sri Lankan coast Sep.8 S Lanka 'shoots down rebel plane'  The aircraft, belonging to the Tamil Tigers, was intercepted by fighter jets after it attempted to bomb a military airfield in the north of the... Apr.23 Scores killed as troops and rebels clash Map of Jaffna Sri Lanka  Tamil rebels and government troops waged a fierce battle in northern Sri Lanka, killing 52 guerrillas and 38 soldiers Mar.24 Military: 30 rebels die in clashes

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Nov.7 Troops kill 30 Tamil Tigers
Nov.2 Senior Tamil Tiger leader killed   SP Thamilselvan has been killed in a government air raid. He was the head of the rebels' political wing May.23 Tamil Tigers launch naval attack May.5 Rebels die in navy raid Apr.28 Tamil Tigers attack fuel installations Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  The rebel group has claimed responsibility for the bombing of 2 installations that prompted heavy security, a 2-hour blackout in Colombo Apr.23 Tamil Tigers 'launch air strike'   Rebel group has carried out an air attack against government troops in the north of the country Mar.25 Attack on Colombo air force base   Tamil Tigers bombed an air force base next to international airport north of Colombo from light aircraft before dawn

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Oct.17 Naval port 'attacked'
Oct.16 Blast 'kills 90' sailors Map of Colombo Sri Lanka
  An explosives-laden truck rammed into Naval convoy at Habarana, 150 miles from Colombo in the central section
Sep.9 Sri Lanka clashes kill 28 troops Aug.11 Military 'in new front' Aug.2 Muslims flee fighting  Fighting between the army and Tamil Tiger rebels in the north-eastern district of Trincomalee has spread Jun.25   Bomber kills general  A suicide bomber targeted Maj. Gen. Parami Kulatunga, killing the general and three others Jun.16 Heavy clashes erupt May.12 Tamil rebels warn truce monitors May.11 Dozens dead in clashes
  At least 45 sailors and Tamil Tiger rebels are feared dead after a sea battle after rebels sank 2 navy gunboats

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Nov.4   Emergency declared
  President has declared a state of emergency amid an escalating row with the prime minister

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Aug.20 Tamil Tigers killed 25
Jul.24 Troops in control of airport Jul.23 Tamil Tigers attack air force base  Rebels fire mortar shells and set afire at least one bomber. Iinternational airport was closed down

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Dec.21 Sri Lanka launches offensive


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