Sri Lanka

    Sri Lankan troops drove Tamil Tiger fighters from their last stronghold in the island’s east July 11, the military said, but the rebels vowed to carry on with a guerrilla-style war. The capture of a jungle area called Thoppigala, which had been in Tiger hands since the mid-1990s, rounds off a significant territorial setback for the rebels who have lost vast swathes of terrain in the east this year. The Tigers’ military machine is still intact in the north, where they run a de facto state. (Reuters)

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