Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sri Lanka's Tigers vow to beat back army offensive

By C. Bryson Hull

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan soldiers pressured the Tamil Tigers' last stronghold on the Jaffna Peninsula on Wednesday, while the separatist rebels vowed to overcome the latest in a series of battlefield losses.

Soldiers began sandwiching the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Tuesday from the north and south of the bottleneck linking the island to the peninsula, and skirmished Wednesday, military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said. Full Text