Sri Lanka Air Force MI-24 helicopter gun ships approved out series of air raids targeting LTTE defences in Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu fronts assisting the ground troops on multi-pronged offensive this morning, 19 December.
Air Force spokesperson, Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said that an LTTE defence line experiential in 3Km east of Iranamadu junction in Kilinochchi face was under attack around 9.30 am. The air sorties launched in hold up of earth troops of 57 Division.
Another atmosphere attack was launched targeting LTTE defences experiential 2Km east of Mullaiyaweli in Mullaittivu face around 10.00 am. The air attacks were launched to help the ground troops of 59 Division title towards LTTE bastion Mullaittivu.
Meanwhile, LTTE's defence line located west of Paranthan was also raided by the SLAF MI-24 helicopters around 11.45 am today. The air attacks were launched in hold up of troops of Task Force 1 who have efficiently break the LTTE built soil bund yesterday.