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Tigers seize large number of weapons from SLA in Vanni clashes

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 03 September 2008, 15:40 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) defensive formations have seized large number of arms, ammunition and military accessories in the two-days fighting south and west in Ki'inochchi district in Vanni. Seven Light Machine Guns (LMGs), four RPG launchers, more than 25 AK / T-56 assault rifles, hundreds of LMG rounds, more than 120,000 of 7.62 mm rounds, more than 60 RPG shells, two Light Anti-Tank Weapons (LAWs), around 80 hand grenades and 15 Claymore mines were among the arms being stockpiled by the Tigers, according to the reporters who were allowed to photograph the collection.

Magazines with rounds, booby traps, and military accessories such as bullet-proof jackets, kit bags, helmets and holsters were among the seized items after the clashes in Vannearikku'lam and Naachchikkudaa fronts.

Photographs follow:

Arms seized by the Tigers
LTTE Commander Col. Banu inspecting the seized arms
LTTE seizes arms, ammunitions from SLA in Vanni
2 PK-LMGs and 5 AK-LMGs and two Light Anti-Tank Weapons
LTTE seizes arms, ammunitions from SLA in Vanni
More than 25 AK-47 and T-56 assault rifles were among the arms seized by the Tigers in Vannearikku'lam.


LTTE seizes arms, ammunitions from SLA in Vanni
Shoulder-fired Light Anti-Tank Weapons (LAWs)
LTTE seizes arms, ammunitions from SLA in Vanni
More than 120,000 rounds were among the ammunitions collected in the clearing mission by the Tigers
Arms seized by the Tigers
Claymore mines
Claymore mines


LTTE seizes arms, ammunitions from SLA in Vanni
Grenades
LTTE seizes arms, ammunitions from SLA in Vanni
More than one thousand rounds for LMGs were among the ammunitions.


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