Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sri Lanka: LTTE defences crumbling

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

Sri Lanka Army offensive divisions in the Wanni theatre of operations are now marching towards the Kilinochchi built up in three frontiers, defence sources in the battlefield said. Amy Task Force 1 and 57 Division have launched attacks at the LTTE held earth bund built around Kilinochchi outskirts.

According to the latest reports from the battlefront, pitched battles are going on in the North of Adampan, South of Adampan and Therumurikandi areas since early this morning (Nov 23).

Army Task Force 1 launched a predawn offensive targeting LTTE defence in the North of Admapan area. Infantrymen of 17 Gamunu Watch (17 GW), 12 Gajaba Regiment (12 GR), and 8 Sinha Regiment (8 SR) have been able to capture LTTE strongholds on the earth bund at three locations after crushing stiff resistance. Troops are now consolidating their positions. Intercepted radio transmissions have confirmed heavy damages to the terrorists during these clashes.

Meanwhile, Army 57 division troops are now fighting the terrorists in the vicinity of the LTTE held earth bund in the Admapan area. According to the sources, LTTE defence in the area are fast falling apart. Troops of 12 SR, and 9 GR are engaged in the battle.

In the North of Kokavil area , troops of 8 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (8 SLLI), and 10 SLLI are now advancing towards the A-9 road . The latest reports from the front reveal that troops are fighting in close proximity to the LTTE held earth bund built across the A-9 road in the Therumukandi area. Also, reports add that the terrorist have taken to their heels in the face of army advance.
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