Saturday, January 17, 2009

57 Div troops gain control over Iranamadu Tank bund- Kilinochchi

( advancing 57 Division troops have gained total control over the Iranamadu Tank bund, following hours of heavy fighting with LTTE early this morning (Jan 16).

Troops advancing eastwardly from the A-9 trunk road met with stiff LTTE resistance as ground troops claimed scoring heavy LTTE casualties. Unable to resist the intense military assaults terrorists have fled leaving dead and weaponry behind security sources said. Meanwhile, troops are also making further advanced towards Ramanathapuram, North of Iranamadu, security sources said.

Troops are now consolidating defences in the area, the sources further said.