SLA claims Mankulam advance

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Nine Liberation Tigers were killed in fierce fighting that erupted when troops of Operation Jayasikurui tried to capture the Thunukkai-Mallavi junction west of Mankulam, said Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sources today. The troops destroyed six LTTE bunkers and captured the junction, the sources added.

Eight Sri Lankan Army (SLA) soldiers were also wounded when the Liberation Tigers fired mortars on their positions, west of Mankulam, said SLA sources.

The Mankulam area has been the scene of intense renewed fighting between the SLA and the LTTE in the past few days.

 

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