Tigers deploy snipers to confront SLA troops in Mannaar
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 13:55 GMT]
At least 12 Sri Lanka Army soldiers were sniped and killed and 27 wounded Tuesday morning when Liberation Tigers Operations Command in Mannaar deployed Tiger snipers to confront advancing SLA troops in Paalaikkuzhi. The SLA movement was repulsed without LTTE casualties, the LTTE command in Mannaar told media.
The SLA ground movement launched at 6:30 a.m. towards Paalaikkuzhi was thwarted around 9:30 a.m., the Tigers said.
A heavy fighting ensued between the Tigers and the Sri Lanka Army Monday night. At least 8 SLA soldiers were wounded in the fighting that had lasted till midnight.