Sri Lanka civil war returns

US authorities just arrested 8 for conspiring to buy surface-to-air missiles and assault rifles for the Tamil Tigers as well as trying to bribe US officials to get the Tigers removed from the list of terrorist organizations.

The ceasefire in that country has broken down almost completely, with major offensives happening now on both sides. Truce monitors have pulled back after the Tigers ordered all observers from Europe out of the country by Sept. 1.

Their civil war is now over two decades old, with tens of thousands already dead. Yikes.

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