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Thursday, 5 June 2008

39 LTTE cadres killed in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, 39 Tamil Tigers cadres have been killed and 36 others wounded since Wednesday, as the Government forces claimed to have captured a 'heavily fortified ' LTTE trench line at Adampan in Mannar . On the other hand, one soldier was killed while seven others were injured, the defence sources confirmed in Colombo on Thursday.
Military spokesman disclosed that most intense fighting of the day was in the north-central district of Vavuniya, where 24 cadres of the Tamil outfit were gunned down. Official reports suggest that hostilities were quite fierce in Koolankulam, Vilathikulam, Periyamadu, and Navavi areas of Vavuniya.
11 cadres of the Tamil outfit were killed in the north-western district of Mannar. Sporadic fighting was reported from Kattakkulam, Kurukandal and Nadunkandal and Adampan regions in the district. A spokesman at the Media Centre for National Security told AIR that army succeeded in capturing LTTE's main trench line located north of Adampan in Mannar.
Three Tamil Tigers were killed in Weli-Oya while one was gunned down in Jaffna, thus taking the LTTE toll to 36.
Military said that one soldier each was killed in Jaffna.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Air Force on Thursday, destroyed an LTTE position as it pounded a 'strong-hold area' of the Tamil outfit at Periyamadu in Mannar. Air force spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said that the aerial bombing was carried out in support of advancing ground troops.

Source: newsonair