| GEO World|
| 28 rebels, 11 soldiers killed in Sri Lanka fighting|
| Updated at: 1340 PST, Thursday, September 04, 2008|
COLOMBO: Battles between government forces and ethnic Tamil separatists raged across northern Sri Lanka, with the military saying Thursday that it killed 28 rebels and the rebels claiming 11 government troops died in the fighting.
In new fighting Wednesday, the military said it killed 11 rebels in the Welioya region, while one soldier was reported missing. Another 17 rebels were killed in fighting in the Kilinochchi, Jaffnaand Vavuniya regions, the military said.