15 SLA killed, heavy fighting in Mannaar - LTTE

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 01 April 2008, 17:20 GMT]
Heavy fighting ensued between the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam and the Sri Lanka Army Tuesday from 5:30 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. when the SLA stationed in Iththikka'ndal attempted to break into LTTE held territory in Ka'rukkaayk-ku'lam with Tanks and heavy artillery barrage and mortar attacks. 15 SLA soldiers were killed and 25 wounded, LTTE's Operations Command in Mannaar told media in Vanni.

Meanwhile, another SLA push launched from Thirukkeatheesvaram was repulsed from Paapaamoaddai, 4 km north of Thirukkeatheesvaram, according to the Tiger command in Mannaar.

The Tigers did not issue details on their casualties.

 

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