05/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tamil Tigers Last Stronghold Falls To Sri Lankan Troops

The capture of last LTTE bastion of Pudukudiriyirippu by Sri Lankan troops has triggered a record exodus of Tamil civilians from LTTE controlled areas, the army said today.

A record 2127 Tamil civilians yesterday sought refuge in camps in Mullaittivu, hours after the army run over the last LTTE stronghold and pushed the rebels into a narrow 'no-fire zone' packed with civilians.

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