Monday, January 5, 2009

Troops clear A-34 from Mankulam to Tanniyattu

Troops of Army 57 Division, Task Force 3 and Task Force 4 have opened up the A-34 road (Mankulam- Mullaittivu) road up to Tanniyuttu, following new oppose terrorist operations on the Mullaittivu battlefront, reveal battlefield sources.
Sri Lanka Air Force combatant jets and MI-24 helicopter gunships approved out air strikes at LTTE gatherings in the Mullaittivu area in hold up of advancing troops this morning (Jan 5). According to the defence sources, the air strikes were approved out between 11 Am to 12.30 PM targeting LTTE cadres moving back into jungle areas. The sources citing pilots long-established that the attacks were winning.
Meanwhile, Task Force 3 troops confronted with a collection of terrorist in the North of Ampakamam area around 7, this morning. Troops establish a body of a slain LTTE cadre during following look for.
Troops of Task Force 4 today (Jan 5) finished mop up operations in the Oddusudan area. Troops busy artillery at a tractor transporting terrorist in the Kachchilamadu, North of Oddusudan around 11.20, last forenoon. Intercepted LTTE radio transmissions long-established destruction of the vehicle.
Sri Lankan Army chief, replacement General Sarath Fonseka lately told media that LTTE is restricted in to an area fewer than 40 square kilometres. He said that remaining area to be cleared is rather less than the Thoppigala Jungle where Army had fought its last battle previous to therapeutic the whole Eastern region.

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