SLA attempt to advance from Ira'naimadu repulsed: Tigers
[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 January 2009, 15:12 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched an offensive push from Ira'naimadu targeting to enter Vaddakkachchi in Ki'linochchi district Saturday. The Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) officials told reporters in Vanni that their defensive forces repulsed the move. 18 SLA soldiers were killed, 40 wounded and the Tigers seized arms and ammunitions in the clearing mission that followed the 8 hours long fighting.
The fighting began at 5:00 a.m. and ended at 1:00 p.m., according to the Tigers.
One PK-LMG, Two T56-2 assault rifles and six Rocket Propelled Grenade shells were among the military hardware seized in the clearing mission that followed.