LTTE beats back SLA troops in 2 separate fronts in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 January 2008, 21:28 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) launched an attack and beat back the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops Monday around 10:30 a.m at Vilaaththiku'lam area in Mannaaar district, and in a similar clash at Pa'ndivirichchaan in Mannaar district Monday around 7:30 a.m fought back an SLA unit which attempted to advance into LTTE territory supported with artillery, mortar, and multi-barrel rocket fire, Mannaar Tiger operations command said.

In the Vi'laaththiku'lam clash, a SLA deep penetration unit (DPU) had tried to enter LTTE territory with the intention of setting up claymore mines.

The DPU troops when confronted by the LTTE, fled back leaving explosives and other military accessories which had been recovered by LTTE.

The clash at Pa'ndivirichchaan Monday morning which began around 7:30 a.m lasted until 11:20 a.m.


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