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Tigers recover 2 SLA dead bodies in FDL clashes in Jaffna, Mannaar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 December 2007, 05:09 GMT]
Three Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed and many wounded Thursday morning when Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam repulsed a SLA unit that attempted break the Tiger Forward Defence Line (FDL) in Mukamaalai in Jaffna, LTTE officials in Vanni said. Dead body of a SLA soldier was recovered by the Tigers after the clash with a T-56 assault rifle and other military accessories. Meanwhile, another SLA dead body was recovered in a clearing mission in Mannaar on Wednesday after an SLA attempt to advance towards Paalaikkuzhi was spoiled by the Tigers.

LTTE officials said arrangements were underway to hand over the two corpses of the SLA soldiers through the ICRC.

The SLA attempt at Mukamaalai was thwarted around 7:30 a.m. following stiff resistance by the Tigers.

There were no LTTE casualties in the Mukamaalai clash.

 

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