Naakarkoayil offensive thwarted, weapons seized - LTTE

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 October 2007, 07:24 GMT]
A ground offensive, launched by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Naakarkoayil in Northern Forward Defence Line (FDL), backed by heavy artillery and mortar fire, was withdrawn following one-hour long stiff resistance put up by the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) Sunday night at 11:30 p.m., LTTE field officials in Vanni said. Claiming that they inflicted heavy casualties on the SLA, the Tigers said they have seized weapons and ammunitions including Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launchers and Light Machine Guns (LMG). Three LTTE fighters were killed in action.



Weapons, ammunition recovered Naakarkoayil clash
Tigers displayed the weapons and ammunition recovered in the clash at Naakarkoayil FDL
One RPG, two AK-LMGs, two T-56 rifles, two T-56-2 rifles, 6 RPG shells, three 40 mm mortar shells, forty-two AK-magazines, four AK drum magazines, 14 hand grenades and several other rounds were seized from the SLA, according to the LTTE.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan military officials in Colombo said that one soldier was killed and seven wounded in the clash and claimed that 10 Tigers were killed in the overnight clash. The SLA said the Tigers had launched the offensive.

 

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