Casualties mount in Mannar fighting

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 September 1999, 06:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army Head Quarters sources said this morning 49 soldiers, including a lieutenant, were killed and over 400 wounded in the fierce fighting around Pallamadhu area yesterday. Ninety-two soldiers were seriously injured they added.

Unconfirmed reports, however, said that more than 600 soldiers may have received wounds in various categories.

The SLA is yet to capture Pallamadhu junction sources in Mannar said.

SLA said that troops have advanced 4 km. from their positions near Pallamadu and added the 'Operation Ranagossa-V' continues.

 

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