Home » News

Army makes inroads into Kilinochchi amid LTTE resistance

[PTI, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 17:26 No Comment]

Sri Lankan Army encountered stiff resistance from the LTTE during their onward march towards Tamil Tigres’ headquarters of Kilinochchi in the embattled northern region, even as the rebels suffered losses in clashes with security forces.

"Both the LTTE militants and the troops sustained damages in a confrontation in the Nalanawakulam east area of Kilinochchi yesterday," the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said.
Meanwhile, the rebels suffered losses in clashes in the Paranthan west area in Kilinochchi on the same day, it said.

The troops sustained minor damages in a confrontation in the Adampan area in the region last evening, it said.

A few soldiers suffered minor injuries due to an LTTE mortar attack in the same area last afternoon, it said.
Army Task Force 1 (TF 1), operating on the northern portion of the Kilinochchi battlefront, made further progress towards the strategically important Paranthan junction, it said.

According to the battlefield sources, some of the fighting elements of the TF 1 were just 2 km short of the junction from the west.

Troops of 582 Brigade confronted with LTTE cadres in the general area of Nivil in Kilinochchi yesterday, the defence ministry said, adding that heavy damages were inflicted to the rebels.

[Full Coverage]

(For updates you can share with your friends, follow TNN on Facebook, Twitter and Google+)

Comments are closed.