Further troop movement out of Mannar

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 July 1999, 09:55 GMT]
Hundreds of troops deployed in the Mannar district have been replaced by Police, said sources.

The troops will be used to advance into areas held by the LTTE, sources added.

The action came into force this morning, they said.

Earlier troops deployed in Mannar were moved to strengthen forward defence lines.


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