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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

LTTE terrorism not targeted against United States interests,

[b]LTTE terrorism not targeted against United States interests, says US State Department[/b]

By Daya Gamage – A News Analysis for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 29, April ([/b] The United States releasing its annual Country Reports on Terrorism on Friday, 28 April, notes in its Sri Lanka section that "the LTTE has not targeted the U.S. citizens or assets, limiting attacks to Sri Lankan security forces, political figures, civilians, and businesses".

However, the report says that in November last year suspected LTTE militants threw a grenade at a truck donated by the United States to a humanitarian demining program but notes that the truck was occupied by Sri Lankan soldiers.

United States law requires the Secretary of State to provide the Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation.

The report covers developments in countries in which acts of terrorism occurred, countries that are state sponsors of terrorism, and counties determined by the Secretary of State to be of particular interest in the global war on terror.

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