Sunday, November 16, 2008

Air strikes on neck of Jaffna peninsula Muhamalai likely target after Pooneryn victory

The SLAF yesterday morning launched a series of air strikes on LTTE positions on the neck of the Jaffna peninsula as the Task Force I (TF I) brought Pooneryn under its control fuelling speculation of a fresh security forces attempt to pierce Muhamalai defences.

The capture of Pooneryn marked the end of a critical phase of the offensive which has now denied the north-western seaboard to the LTTE. Military sources said that from now on Sea Tigers wouldn’t have the wherewithal to bring in supplies from Tamil Nadu. Full Text