Thursday, May 15, 2008

Terrorists suffer heavy beatings in Wanni battle

The multi-pronged offensive launched in Jaffna and Wanni theatres continues further resulting heavy beatings to the enemy yesterday, May 14. According to the finalized report received from the warfront, apart from the news which we have already been published, 4 more terrorists were killed while another 27 reported either killed or wounded in clashes occurred yesterday. Meanwhile, two security forces personnel were killed while another suffered injuries due to the clashes, the report further said.

On Jaffna theatre of battle, one soldier was killed in a confrontation took place in general area Kilaly last afternoon.

In Vavuniya front on Wanni theatre, troops attacked a group of LTTE terrorists in general area Palampiddi last afternoon. Troops confirmed that 3 terrorists were killed in this incident.

In Mannar front, army snipers deployed in general area Nedunkandal gunned down an LTTE terrorist, the report said.

In Welioya front, 9 terrorists reported either killed or wounded in three separate confrontations took place in general area north of Janakapura through out the day. An army soldier was killed and another suffered injuries in one of these incidents, the report further said.

Meanwhile, 18 more terrorists reported killed or wounded in a four clashes occurred in general area north of Kiriibbanwewa during the day hours yesterday. Further, 100 T-56 ammunition, 20 food cans and several food packets were found in a subsequent search operation conducted in the area.

Separately, 220 anti-personnel mines and 11 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were unearthed by the troops conducting mine-clearing operations in general areas north of Janakapura and Kiriibbawewa through out the day, the report further added.

Limited operations are in progress.

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