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The Civil War Escalates -- Impressions from Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan army claims it is about to take Kilinochchi, the headquarters of the separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers or LTTE.

The Tamil Tigers on the defensive: The army seems to get the upper hand in the civil war in Sri Lanka

The Tamil Tigers on the defensive: The army seems to get the upper hand in the civil war in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of thousands have been fleeing from the latest fighting. Is an end to the civil war really imminent?

Our reporter Anuj Chopra has just visited Sri Lanka. He even got permission to go to the Jaffna peninsula, which has been difficult to access for journalists.

Jaffna is a Tamil majority area controlled by the government.

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  • Date 25.09.2008
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  • Date 25.09.2008
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