Monday, November 17, 2008

Lankan army inches closer to Prabhakaran

Fresh from their success in capturing the entire north-western coast, the Sri Lankan Air Force fighter jets on Sunday pounded bunkers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and seized hundreds of arms and ammunitions while recovering the bodies of two militants, officials said.

Sri Lanka [Images] Air Force fighter jets pounded LTTE [Images] positions in the Muhamalai area in Jaffna early Sunday morning.

Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said that the air strikes were taken in support of ground troops. In ground clashes, Task Force-I troops battling in Nallur and south of Nevil in Kilinochchi faced stiff enemy resistance but forged ahead, the army said. Full Text