Heavy fighting in Jaffna FDLs

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 March 2008, 13:34 GMT]
Heavy fighting broke out in Jaffna peninsula when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers attempted to advance from their positions in Mukamaalai, Ki'laali and Naakarkoavil towards forward defence lines of the Liberation Tigers, Sunday morning. At least one SLA soldier was killed and several others were wounded when the Liberation Tigers counter attacked the SLA soldiers, LTTE sources said.

The SLA soldiers withdrew to their positions after hours of heavy fighting, the LTTE sources said.

The LTTE fighters recovered 2 T-56 assault rifles and ammunition, the sources said.

 

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