Fresh fighting in Mankulam

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 January 1999, 14:09 GMT]
Sri Lankan Army (SLA) sources in Vavuniya said this afternoon that three soldiers and eighteen Tigers were killed in a major confrontation between its troops and the Liberation Tigers north of Mankulam this morning.

They said that a many soldiers were badly wounded in the fighting.

Sri Lankan Defence Ministry sources in Colombo said that that troops are advancing into territory held by the Tigers, firing mortars and artillery.

 

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