The head of the rebel Tamil Tigers remains in Sri Lanka and is leading attacks from his hideout, the country's army officials say.
Sri Lankan army troops Thursday claimed to have captured a Tamil Tigers hospital at Puthukkudiyiruppu.
Tamil Tigers killed 17 civilians and wounded 69 others Tuesday, apparently to prevent them from fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone, a government official said.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a military checkpoint in Sri Lanka Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring 17, authorities said.
The Sri Lankan military says 42 Tamil Tiger rebels and five of its soldiers died in heavy fighting in the island nation's troubled northern region.
Several people died in the beleaguered northern region of Sri Lanka, with the military and rebels making counterclaims regarding results of the fighting.
An explosion took place on a crowded commuter train in Sri Lanka Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 62 others, military officials said.
Skirmishes between Sri Lankan solders and Tamil Tigers in the Mannar and Vavuniya districts killed 26 rebels and five soldiers, military officials said Monday.
The Sri Lankan military said its security forces in campaigns Wednesday against Tamil Tigers killed 40 rebels and destroyed 30 bunkers.
The Sri Lankan military announced Thursday that it destroyed a rebel Tamil Tiger naval base in the northern part of the country.
United Press International