LTTE confronts SLA, recovers 7 bodies

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 September 2008, 05:12 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) officials on Tuesday said their fighting formations confronted the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) that attempted to advance towards Naachchikkudaa, a fishing port in the Kariyaalai-Naakapaduvaan division of Ki'linochchi district, from Muzhangkaavil since Monday noon. Claiming that the SLA advancement was thwarted, the Tigers said they have located at least 7 bodies of SLA soldiers who were killed in action.

The SLA's push to advance through several fronts were thwarted after stiff fighting that continued throughout the night till Tuesday morning.

The clearing mission was continuing, the Tigers said.

Meanwhile, heavy fighting was also reported near Mallaavi.

Naachchikkuda
The location of Naachchikkudaa


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