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  • As the fighting wound down in May 2009, over 280,000 civilians fled areas in northern Sri Lanka known as the Vanni, which were held by the Tigers.

    IPS Inter Press Service

  • A drive up the A9 road, which bisects the former LTTE territory known as the Vanni, shows both the challenges ahead and the resilience of a war-ravaged population.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • Civilians who escaped the fighting in the conflict affected Vanni area at a welfare centre in Vavuniya District COLOMBO, 16 January 2009 (IRIN) - The residents of Mullaithivu, deep in the conflict-affected areas known as the Vanni, in the north, have witnessed an escalation of clashes between government troops and cadres from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the past year.

    IRIN

  • Reports from the sealed war zone, known as Vanni, were spotty.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • About 300,000 people once lived in this area, known as the Vanni, but they are all gone.

    The Canberra Times

  • The fighting is concentrated in a sliver of coastal land, known as Vanni, where an estimated 250,000 Tamil civilians are trapped along with the last of the Tamil Tiger rebels, who now appear on the verge of defeat after a fruitless civil war since 1983 to create a separate homeland for the country's minority Tamils.

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  • In the last days, between 25,000 and 40,000 people are reported to have left the conflict area known as the Vanni, but tens of thousands remain trapped in the middle of fighting between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

    Doctors Without Borders

  • September, two days after the UN moved its international staff out of the area known as the Vanni under Tamil Tiger control.

    IRIN

  • "Vanni," said Guy demurely, "did you ever, in your travels, hear of any one making gold?"

    Masters of the Guild

  • Boston-based BuyWithMe. com launched last week with La Morra, Alta Strada, G'Vanni's Ristorante and the UFood Grill and Stone Hearth Pizza chains among its initial restaurant customers.

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