Sri Lanka: July 18, 2000


mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> The government says it killed 943 LTTE rebels in the last fifteen weeks. The figures were obtained by listening in to LTTE radio communications. The dead included 273 officers (13 lieutenant colonels, 59 majors, 63 captains, 68 lieutenants, and 70 second lieutenants.) The LTTE has been observed, in the areas they control,  recruiting the elderly and children for combat duty.


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