Saturday, December 20, 2008

Successive air strikes rattle LTTE Wanni defences: Retreating sea tigers suffer heavy casualties

Sri Lankan Air force fighter jets complete 7 consecutive air strikes targeting LTTE defences and strategic locations in Wanni, since early this morning (Dec 20), as armed sources confirmed heavy compensation to terrorists. Heavy payloads were dropped with correctness at recognized LTTE positions, Air force sources said adding that the sorties were launched in hold up of Navy and the advancing Task Force -1 and 57 Division troops at the Wanni battlefront.
SLAF MIG and K'Fir jets roared in the Eastern Mullaittivu skies since 4.30a.m., as shut-battle air strikes were in use at sea tigers who were fleeing for shelter after withdrawing from a pre-dawn main ocean battle with Navy off Mullaittivu today. An LTTE arms transport vessel and 4 attack craft were reported destroyed in the sea argument with Navy this morning.
Another air hit was launched at terrorists, 3km North of the Mullaittivu lagoon at approximately 5.30a.m., Air force Spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nananyakkara said.
Meanwhile, the Air force strikers made more important bombings at terrorist strongpoints located East of Iranamadu junction at 7.20a.m., and 7.50a.m., in that order. At 8a.m., the jets raided another LTTE bunker line located west of Parantan behind the undulating TF-1 infantry battalions.
Later, the Air force jets total two successive air sorties, West and Southwest of Kilinochchi at around 2.30p.m, the Spokesperson additional said.

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