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Sri Lanka says it has seized northern peninsula

Sri Lanka says it has seized northern peninsula

Sri Lanka's military says that its troops have seized a final strip of Tamil Tiger rebel-held land and secured total control of a key northern peninsula.
The Jaffna peninsula has long been seen as the symbolic heart of a 25-year-old separatist insurgency on the island.
Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara says that the soldiers on Wednesday captured Chundikkulam village. Last week troops captured the Elephant Pass base, the insurgents' final stronghold on the peninsula.
He says the rebels retreated with their dead comrades and that the military did not suffer any casualties.


Updated : 2021-02-26 18:47 GMT+08:00