Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Heavy fighting in north-east of Puthukudiyiruppu; 13 LTTE bodies found

According to the newest information conservative from the battlefront, fierce hostility ranged in northeast of Puthukudiyiruppu as troops of 53 (Task Force 8 also attached to 53 Div) and 58 Divisions surrounded the LTTE's remaining area in the disagreeable continued after capturing Pachchapulmudai junction by last evening, 1 April.
Troops of 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (5 VIR) confronted with LTTE terrorists while advancing south to north way to linkup with the troops of 58 Division marched from north to south encircling LTTE terrorists in approximately 1Sq Km make bigger in north east of Puthukudiyiruppu, defence sources added.
In search operations conducted following heavy confrontations in the area, troops have establish 10 bodies of LTTE terrorists killed in hours-long fighting along with warlike matter left behind by the fleeing terrorists. 5 x T-56 weapons, 1 x I-Com set, 2 x RPG bombs, 31 x HMG ammunition and trimmings of HMG weapon are also exposed during the search operation.
Meanwhile, 6 Gajaba Regiment (6 GR) advanced further to adjust the defence line amidst LTTE resistance were able to inflict heavy damages to terrorists, military report added. 3 x bodies of LTTE terrorists killed during the argument establish along with 3 x T-56 assault riffles and 2 x RPG bombs.
Yesterday, 11 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (11 SLLI) troops have captured the Pachchapulmudai junction situated along the Puthukudiyiruppu - Ampalavanpokkanai Road which relations the No Fire Zone after and mainland through the laggon. With the fallen of Pachchapulmudai connection, LTTE lost their last supply way used for strengthening and logistic transport to Puthukudiyiruppu.

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