More than 70,000 lives later, Sri Lanka claims 'victory' over rebels

The BBC reports that Sri Lanka’s President

“has declared a military victory over the Tamil Tigers after 26 years of bloody civil war.

However, senior officials told the BBC fighting rages on in a tiny area of the northeast where the Tigers’ leadership is said to be cornered.

More than 70,000 people have died in the bitter war for a Tamil homeland.”

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