In the northern Vavuniya district, just south of rebel-held area, six militants were killed I separate battles.
In nearby Mannar district, soldiers clashed with a group of insurgents, killing three guerrillas, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
Separately on Wednesday, army troops killed four Tamil rebels near the front lines in Muhamalai in northern Jaffna peninsula, he said. One soldier was wounded in the confrontation.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America