450 troops wounded - Radio

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers (VoT) said in their night newscast today that more than four hundred and fifty SLA soldiers have been wounded in the fighting in Kilinochchi and Paranthan.

Meanwhile the VoT gave the names of 30 more Tigers who were killed attack. This brings the total number announced by the radio to 86 of which 35 are women.

The VOT also gave a news analysis of the SLA deployment in the Paranthan-Kilinochchi sector.

It said that the SLA's Paranthan-Kilinochchi base complex was 9 miles in length between Elephant Pass and the Bus Depot Junction immediately south of Kilinochchi. The base complex was 3 miles in breadth said the radio.

The area was under the 54 division comprising three brigade groups- the 54-1, 54-2 and 54-3 and the tenth Brigade which was formerly at Pooneryn, according to the VoT.

The tenth Brigade was in charge of Paranthan after it was withdrawn from Pooneryn in 1996. The infantry in the base complex is from the Vijayabha and Sinha regiments the radio said.

 

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