Friday, November 21, 2008

Troops further expand domination on Mullaittivu front

Troops of 59 division operating on the Mullaittivu battlefront extended their forward dominations further into the LTTE hiding areas yesterday (Nov 20).

Troops confronted with a group of terrorist in the north of Thannimurippukulam area around 6 AM. In a similar incident, troops confronted with an LTTE group detected in the east of Otiyamalai area around 11 AM. Intercepted LTTE radio transmissions confirmed damages to the terrorists in both incidents.

Meanwhile, troops attacked a terrorist group detected in the East of Nayaroo lagoon around 11 AM . Troops during the subsequent search, found one T-56 riffle and five hand grenades.

In the south of Mulliavellai area troops captured 3 LTTE bunkers around 11 AM. Troops whilst clearing the area found two decomposed bodies of slain LTTE cadres. In the same general area, troops had another engagement with the terrorists around 5.50 PM. Intercepted LTTE radio transmissions confirmed damages to the terrorists in this incident.

Troops operating in the north of Kumulamunai area destroyed an LTTE bunker using heavy weapons during morning hours. Also, snipers deployed in the forward areas confirmed shooting down of an LTTE cadre around 10.20 AM. Defence.lk