Tigers seize SLA weapons in Naakarkoayil clash

[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 February 2008, 15:57 GMT]
Heavy fighting erupted between the Sri Lanka Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. when an SLA unit, using tanks with artillery support fire, attempted to move towards LTTE Forward Defence Line at Naakarkoayil in Jaffna. The SLA sustained heavy casualties in the one-hour fighting, LTTE's Northern Forces Operations Command told reporters who were taken on a tour to Naakarkoayil FDL where the Tigers displayed ammunition and an assault rifle seized by them.

Naakarkoayil
Fighting went on for an hour in no-man zone at Naakarkoayil when SLA attempted to advance towards LTTE FDL.


One T-56 assault rifle, ten Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) shells, four torpedoes (land explosive devices), twenty-five hand grenades were among the military hardware seized by the Tigers.

Casualty details were not available.

Naakarkoayil clash
Naakarkoayil clash


SLA Naakarkoayil FDL
SLA FDL seen from LTTE FDL at Naakarkoayil, a bulldozer is seen damaged on top of an SLA fortification bunker on 07 February 2008.

 

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