SLA offensive repulsed -LTTE

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 July 2000, 08:48 GMT]
Tamil Tiger combat units have repulsed an offensive thrust by the Sri Lankan troops at Gajabapura in the Weli Oya sector of the Northern Sri Lanka yesterday, killing 15 soldiers, according to LTTE official sources in London.

In the offensive assault, the government troops penetrated the forward defence lines (FDLs) of the Liberation Tigers and advanced about 1 km. distance. The Tamil Tigers launched a fierce counter offensive and pushed the troops back to their former positions, according to the sources.

The LTTE London office confirmed that 16 Tamil Tigers combatants were killed in the fighting.

 

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