Sunday, January 18, 2009

Heavy fighting in Mullaittivu frontier: Troops seize LTTE weapons

(defence.lk)Heavy fighting that erupted between troops and LTTE in several locations at the Mullaittivu battle frontier has left over 40 terrorists killed and 35 wounded Saturday (Jan 17).

Troops have also seized weapons, mines, mortar bombs, T-56 assault riffles and many warlike items, military sources said. The slain terrorist bodies were recovered in general areas at Puthukkudiyirippu and South of Udayarkattukulama by forward domination elements of the TF-3 and TF-2 troops respectively. Meanwhile, troops of the TF-2 have overrun an LTTE satellite base and uncovered 200 anti-personnel (AP), 05x 81mm mortar bombs, a water bowser and trailer and 02x anti-tank mines in general area Udayarkattukulama. Also, troops have uncovered 5x T-56 assault riffles, 01x RPG launcher, 01x T-81 assault riffle and a LMG weapon in general area South of Udayarkattukulama, sources said. Full Text