Heavy fighting in the seas off Pulmoaddai - LTTE

[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 August 2007, 23:02 GMT]
Three Sri Lanka Navy Fast Attack Crafts (FACs) were damaged and more than 20 Dvora gunboats were chased away by the Sea Tigers, the naval force of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE), towards Trincomalee port Sunday night after a fierce sea battle off Pulmoaddai that lasted from 10:00 p.m. till 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to Sea Tiger officials in Vanni. Six Sea Tiger fighters were killed in action in the battle, the Tigers said. Meanwhile Sri Lankan military sources claimed that they had sunk a Sea Tiger vessel in the clash.

More than 20 Israeli-built Dvora FACs were "chased away to Trincomalee port after 4 hours of fierce fighting," a Sea Tiger official told TamilNet.

Sri Lankan military engaged in heavy artillery firing towards sea from their positions in Kokki'laay, Kokkuththoduvaay and Pulmoaddai.

Shells were also fired towards civilian areas in LTTE territory in Mullaiththeevu and Chilaavaththai. People in the coastal areas have displaced to Mu'l'liyava'lai and Mu'l'livaaykkaal.

A simillar battle off the Pulmoaddai seas was reported a month ago, on 08 July 2007 in the same location.


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