Friday, November 21, 2008

3 LTTE bunkers overrun, 2 terrorist bodies recovered- Kilinochchi

The three frontal military assaults at the central Kilinochchi battlefront led by troops of the 57 Division and Task Force 3 entered decisive phase at troops met resistance from LTTE, North of Kokavil, Murunkandy and North of Akkarayankulama, Thursday (Nov 20).

Meanwhile, forward domination elements of the 57 Division operating in general area Murunkandy have gained control over 3 LTTE bunker overheads after hours of intense fighting in the area, security sources said. Troops have also found 2 T-56 assault rifles following a confrontation with LTTE in general area North of Kokavil. Further dominations continued North of Akkarayankulama with fierce fighting reported closer to the LTTE built earth bund surrounding Kilinochchi. In general area Mankulama, TF 3 troops now consolidating defences came across an LTTE small arms fire yesterday (20), which was immediately thwarted as troops claimed recovering 2 LTTE bodies and 3 T-56 assault rifles during subsequent search operations conducted.

The Task Force 1 troops now advancing along the B-69 Pooneryn-Paranthan road have reportedly gained control over a stretch of the main road and positioned approximately 14km to the LTTE's Paranthan terror bastion.