2ND LEAD

Heavy fighting erupts in Northern Front

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 April 2008, 23:17 GMT]
Heavy fighting was reported between the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) along the Forward Defence Line of the Northern Front, in the early hours of Wednesday. LTTE defensive formations were confronting the SLA units that have mounted offensive attacks simulatenously at several locations around 3:30 a.m., according to the initial reports from LTTE's Northern Forces Operations Command. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army sources in Jaffna confirmed that the SLA had launched an offensive in the Northern Front.

Heavy artillery barrage was reported in the Northern Front.

Further details are not available at the moment.


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