Sunday, January 18, 2009

Twin air assaults at identified LTTE positions- Mullaittivu

(defence.lk)SLAF MI-24 helicopter gunships made twin air assaults at identified LTTE positions including a mortar launching pad in support of the advancing 59 and 57 Division troops, Sunday (Jan 18).

An LTTE defence line located 4km South of Mullaittivu was engaged by the Air Force helicopters this morning at around 11a.m., Air Force Spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara, said adding that the air assault was launched in support of the advancing 59 Division troops.

Similarly, the helicopter gunships have made another assault mission at an LTTE mortar launching pad located 8km Northeast of the Iranamadu Tank at 2p.m., the sources further said.