Sri Lankan army closes in on Tamil Tigers - 1 Feb 09

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Sri Lanka's government says its troops will resume their offensive against Tamil Tiger fighters now that a unilateral 48-hour ceasefire has ended.

The lull was designed to allow civilians trapped by the fighting time to leave the combat zone.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley travelled with the military to the notheast of the island.

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