Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Army, Air Force foil LTTE bid to breach defence line - Mullaittivu

Sri Lanka Army 59 Division and the Task Force 4 with the help of Sri Lanka Air Force combatant craft have let down an LTTE bid to break the Mullaittivu defence line.
According to the battleground sources, the terrorists since Sunday (Feb 1) had made a desperate attempt to breach the army onward deface line, west of Nanthikadal lagoon. serious clashed prevailed in the area as close district battles erupted between troops and the terrorists during last 72 hours.
Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara told that 13 air missions were conducted between 8, last night to 6 this morning targeting LTTE reinforcements, gatherings and strongholds. Israeli built Kafir fighters approved nine out of the total missions while the 4 others were close air hold up mission by Russian built MI 24 Helicopter gun ships. He said that the terrorists have suffered a heavy toll throughout the missions, citing operational sources.
Defence cleverness sources said that the unsuccessful terrorists unpleasant was lead by the LTTE's latest armed wing leader Theepan. The aim of the terrorists was to get well the lost earth in Mullaittivu to bring back to life confidence of their cadres. However , the terrorists have suffered a serious beating , the sources added.

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