Heavy fighting in Northern Front, 20 SLA killed - LTTE

[TamilNet, Sunday, 16 November 2008, 17:15 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) on Sunday said they thwarted another attempt to break LTTE FDL by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) at Ka'ndal in Mukamaalai in the Northern Front. 20 SLA soldiers were killed and at least 80 wounded in the fighting that broke out at 5:10 a.m. and lasted til 12:40 p.m., when the SLA was pushed back, according to the Northern Command of the LTTE.

Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir fighter jets and MI-24 gunships were engaged in the offensive push by the Sri Lankan forces.

Artillery and Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire continued throughout the evening targeting Ki'laali, Mukamaalai, Ka'ndal, Pazhai, Iyakkachchi and Vadamaraadchi East.

The dead and the wounded soldiers of the SLA were airlifted by the SLAF helicopters.


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