Tamil Tigers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tamil Tigers a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel "the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"
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Usage


In news:

Sri Lankan Army Captures De- facto Capital of Tamil Tigers.
Oh, and tigers — the mascot of the Tamil Tigers, a guerrilla movement in Sri Lanka that has been fighting the government for nearly thirty years and that the US labels a terrorist organization.
It was only one of the many headlines on foreign conflict that file rushed, largely unobserved, through the American news machine: "Sri Lanka frees Tamil Tiger leader," the Daily News announced last week, by way of Agence-France Presse.
Tamil Tigers suspected of buying time.
Sri Lanka's crushing of Tamil Tigers may have killed 40,000 civilians.
Scarred by Sri Lanka's war with Tamil Tigers, female ex-fighters build new lives.
Many women fought for the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka's 26-year war.
Fonseka convicted in Sri Lanka amid delayed inquiry over Tamil Tigers war.
Rights groups say new evidence suggests Sri Lanka war crimes against Tamil Tigers.
Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group have each released new evidence implicating the Sri Lanka government in war crimes during its offensive against the Tamil Tigers one year ago.
Countries Urge Tamil Tigers to Surrender as Civilians Flee Fighting.
Sri Lankan Army Captures De-facto Capital of Tamil Tigers.
Scarred by Sri Lanka's war with Tamil Tigers , female ex-fighters build new lives.
Rights groups say new evidence suggests Sri Lanka war crimes against Tamil Tigers .
Can Tamil Tigers go on without their leader.
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