Heavy fighting at Elephant Pass
[TamilNet, Sunday, 27 September 1998, 06:29 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers a launched an assault on the Sri Lankan Army's (SLA) largest base complex in Elephant Pass-Paranthan and Kilinochchi last night. Army sources unofficially confirmed heavy fighting.
They said that according initial reports from the front 8 SLA soldiers were killed and 30 wounded in the LTTE attack on the Elephant Pass sector of the base complex.
Reports from the north said that the fighting continues.
SLA sources in Colombo decline to reveal the scale of the fighting amidst unconfirmed reports that the LTTE launched a major assault on the complex.