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Heavy clashes erupt in Sri Lanka

Heavy fighting has broken out between government forces and suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka.

That’s an odd phrase, “suspected Tamil Tiger rebels” I mean, who else would the government be attacking?

On Friday the air force pounded rebel positions for a second day in retaliation for a bus blast in which 64 died.

The Tigers denied involvement in the bus attack, saying the bombing might have been the work of a paramilitary group linked to the government.

This could be true. Or not. There’s no real way for an outsider to tell. The cease-fire there exists only on paper now, with major violence expected soon in this two decades old civil war.

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