Saturday, October 25, 2008

Offensive flanks move towards Iranamadu; Heavy fighting in Kilinochchi

Heavy fighting at Akkarayankulma and Iranamadu areas were reported between troops and LTTE as 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 extra strides into LTTE positions inflicting heavy damages to LTTE, the sources said. According to military, two divide confrontations were reported in general area Akkarayankulama, while irregular hostility were also reported northeast of the same area.
Meanwhile, troops of the 57 Division neighboring the eastern Kilinochchi battlefront and moving towards Iranamadu area met with stiff LTTE confrontation at around 7.30p.m., reportedly claiming serious LTTE wounded. Troops busy artillery and heavy gun fire neutralizing the LTTE confrontation 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 universal areas at Kalmadu and Kokavil, while military claimed to have destroyed an LTTE dugout in the clouds at Kalmadu, in a speedy raid conducted at 10.45a.m.

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