Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sri Lanka: Heavy fighting as offensive moves towards Iranamadu

Heavy fighting at Akkarayankulma and Iranamadu areas were reported between troops and LTTE since yesterday (Oct 24) morning, according to Wanni military sources.

Troops of the 57 Division operating east and west of the Akkarayankulama Tank bund, Kilinochchi, made further strides into LTTE positions inflicting heavy damages to LTTE, the sources said. According to military, two separate confrontations were reported in general area Akkarayankulama, while sporadic fighting were also reported northeast of the same area.

Meanwhile, troops of the 57 Division flanking the eastern Kilinochchi battlefront and moving towards Iranamadu area met with stiff LTTE resistance at around 7.30p.m., reportedly claiming heavy LTTE casualties. Troops engaged artillery and heavy mortar fire neutralizing the LTTE resistance after hours of fighting with LTTE, sources said. During subsequent search operations conducted, troops have also recovered a T-56 assault riffle, 01x light machine gun and an I-com set, military sources further added.

Similarly, fighting between troops and LTTE were reported in general areas at Kalmadu and Kokavil, while military claimed to have destroyed an LTTE bunker overhead at Kalmadu, in a swift raid conducted at 10.45a.m.

Source: Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
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