Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Troops Advance Further into Tiger Strongholds

FIERCE OFFENSIVES still continuing in areas northwest of GIANT TANK in MANNAR sector at the time this report was pasted Wednesday (30) at about 2.30 p.m. (local time), have been pushing Tiger terrorists further into the northern jungles after intensifying pressure on them.

Resisting troops advancing into PARAYAKULAM, KARUKKAKULAM and KATTANKULAM areas in the area which were regarded as LTTE strongholds led to heavy fighting between the enemy and the troops. So far eleven terrorists have fallen dead in the fire directed by the troops who were effectively assisted by artillery and heavy guns.

Terrorists with their twenty over injured fellow-soldiers were heard retreating further into the interior in un-cleared areas vacating their bunkers and trenches.
Army offensives commenced around 5.15 a.m. Wednesday (30) after the first light.

Up to now four Army soldiers were evacuated for medical treatment with their injuries sustained in the confrontations.

The operation was still in progress.

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