Sri Lanka: August 23, 2000


mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> Fighting continues in the north, with seven rebels killed in several clashes with the army. Three soldiers were wounded. Rebels killed two civilians in the east. In the northeast, rebels kidnapped several civilians and killed two of them. The rebels maintain a terror campaign against civilians to maintain loyalty of Tamils and prevent Sihalese from cooperating with the government. 


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