Sri Lanka: Military says Tamil Tiger attack leaves 5 airmen, 20 rebels dead

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October 22, 2007 09:16

 
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A widescale Tamil Tiger rebel attack at a Sri Lankan air base early Monday morning killed five of the airmen and left 20 rebels dead, the military said. Four other airmen died when the helicopter they were using to search for the attackers crashed because of mechanical failure. The attack on the Anuradhapura air base also left another 22 airmen injured, the military said.

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