Monday, December 29, 2008

Steady progress at Wanni fronts: Troops advance towards Periya-Parantan

Steady battle development was reported at the Wanni battlefronts at Kilinochchi and Mullaittiuvu on Sunday (Dec 28) as security forces are now busy in the last battles for the LTTE's remaining major garrison townships. Fighting was reported in the outer edge of Paranthan, Kilinochchi and Mullaittiuvu, with the multi-pronged military advances complete dismantling remaining LTTE resistances in the areas.
Task Force -1 troops have commenced marching towards Periya-Paranthan rural community the length of the B-69 main road since yesterday (28), and now located approximately 4km from the LTTE garrison at Paranthan. Yesterday's victory marked successive defeats for the LTTE at the Kilinochchi battlefront within two days: On Friday, TF-1 captured the Nalanawankulama village.
According to Wanni security sources, TF-1 troops have captured the a lot carrying weapons LTTE built soil bund cum canal from the Jaffna lagoon to Adampan country group of people.
Meanwhile, Task Force-2 troops marching from Nainamadu along the Puliyankulama- Nedunkerni main street have lastly linked-up with the Task Force - 4 troops, 800m Southwest of Nedunkerni town on Sunday dawn. According to Wanni military sources, troops have now gained total manage of the Puliyankulama - Nedunkerni road.
The 59 Division troops advancing in two major fronts towards Mullaittiuvu have approach across stiff LTTE confrontation with fighting reported in the outskirts of the Nanthikadal lagoon, security sources said. According to battleground reports conservative, few military have gone absent during the confrontations ensued with LTTE on Saturday.
The main military thrusts are directed along the Oddusudan- Mullaittiuvu road and Alampil- Mullaittiuvu road. Earlier, on 26 Dec, 59 troops gained total control over Mulliyawalai and Taniyuttu, careful major LTTE concentration positions before Mullaittiuvu. The fall of these towns, have cutoff very important links to the main LTTE strengthening at Mullaittiuvu from South.
Meanwhile, security forces have handed over bodies of 8 terrorists killed all through confrontations at West of Paranthan to the ICRC officials on Saturday, safety sources said. 4 females were also in the middle of the killed, safety sources additional.

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