SLA closing down small camps in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 August 2006, 18:48 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are closing down several small camp-houses in the Jaffna peninsula and withdrawing into stronger camps Monday, sources in the northern peninsula said.

Sri Lankan forces are commandeering private vehicles to move troops and equipment from closed down camp-houses where soldiers numbering upto 10 were staying.

Several SLA-houses in coastal villages are also being closed.

Civilians say the SLA is pulling out of areas vulnerable to attack by LTTE ground forces which broke through the Muhamalai front defence lines (FDLs) on Friday.

Meanwhile SLAF Kfirs resumed airstrikes in the Pooneryn sector, Vanni, Monday evening, as fighting was raging in southern Thenmaradchi sector, sources said.


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