This could be said about a number of the trouble spots in the world right now, but in particular it applies to this announcement by the Government of Sri Lanka stating that the Army has taken Kilinochchi, the LTTE "capital".
This is the best campaign in years that the Sri Lankan Army has run, and is making slow but steady progress toward victory, but remember...
The summer campaign of 1996 captured the city, only to lose it again during the LTTE counteroffensive of 1998.
This is no time to ease up. Finish the fighting part of the job, then look to reconstruction and popular reconciliation. Done right, there will be no need to have to do this again one day.