Friday, December 5, 2008

Air Force pounds LTTE strongholds in Kilinochchi

(defence.lk)Sri Lanka Air Force launched two air strikes in support of Army Task Force 1 troops marching steadily at Kilinochchi built up this morning (Dec 5).

Air Force spokesperson, Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkra speaking to defence.lk said that the first of the two air strikes was carried out by MI-24 helicopters at 6.45 AM. The target was an LTTE strongpoint located in the Adampan area, west of Kilinochchi town, he said.

The second air strike was carried out by fighter jets located in the west of Paranthan around 8.15 AM, said Wing Commander Nanayakkara. He added that both attacks were successful citing ground sources.

23 more Tamil civilians seek protection with security forces.

23 more Tamil civilians belonging to 8 families who had undergone unprecedented hardships of LTTE have fled from the organization and sought protection with security forces Chundikulam this (December 5) morning

According to the sources, 11 females, 8 males, 4 infants were among the escapees.

Many others waiting for an opportunity to flee from the LTTE clutches and they had suffered enough with the LTTE. a civilian said.