Heavy fighting near Mankulam
[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
14 SLA soldiers were killed and 113 were wounded in a heavy fighting with the Liberation Tigers west of Mankulam yesterday, said army sources in Vavuniya.
SLA troops of Operation Jeyasukrui had tried to advance to the west of Mankulam in the direction of Mallavi, when the Liberation Tigers counter attacked, they said.
Meanwhile the Voice of Tigers said this morning that the Liberation Tigers had resisted an attempt by the SLA to advance through Moondu Murippu.
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