Fighting intensifies at Vannearikku'lam

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 September 2008, 10:27 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) fighters were engaged in heavy clashes with the Sri Lanka Army units that advanced targeting Vannearikku'lam since Tuesday morning around 5:10, according to LTTE officials in Vanni. The SLA has suffered heavy casualties, leaving behind weapons and ammunitions. The fighting still continues, the Tigers said.

The SLA was assisted by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) MI-24 helicopter gunships, artillery and Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire.


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