Thursday, July 3, 2008

SLAF launches successive air strikes at identified LTTE positions

The SLAF launched 3 successive air raids at identified LTTE positions located in Vedithalthivu and Pooneryn areas this afternoon (July 3).

According to defence sources, an LTTE gathering point located North East of Vedithalthivu, Mannar was raided by the SLAF MI-24 helicopter gun-ships providing close in fire support to the advancing military units, at around 12.45p.m.

Separately, a truck transferring LTTE terrorists was also destroyed in a similar attack launched by MI-24 gun-ships, 2km South of Vedithalthivu, at 1.15p.m., sources said adding that LTTE casualty figures were yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, air force fighter jets launched precision air strikes at an LTTE sea tiger base in general area Vallaipadu, located 15km Southwest of Pooneryn in Kilinochchi District, at around 3.30p.m.

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