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    Sri Lanka claims rebel town capture - 02 Dec 08

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    Sri Lanka's military says it's captured a town controlled by the rebel Tamil Tigers deep inside the rebels' territory. The Tamil Tigers have controlled Kokavil since 1990. It's only a few kilometres from the LTTE defacto capital, Kilinochchi. It's not possible to independently verify the army's claims. But as Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports, the Tigers remain defiant.