SLA soldier loses leg in Naakarkoayil clash - LTTE

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 November 2007, 18:20 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) Northern Front Operations Command Saturday said an attempt by a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) unit to advance towards their Forward Defence Line (FDL) positions in Naakarkoayil Friday morning was thwarted before the SLA unit managed to approach the FDL. An SLA soldier lost his leg in the clash. Four Claymore mines were among the military items recovered by the Tigers in the clearing mission inside the no-man zone.

The SLA unit abandoned the attempt following stiff resistance, according to the LTTE officials at the Northern Front Operations Command (NFOC).

The ground operation was backed by artillery and mortar fire and launched at 5:40 a.m. towards Naakarkoayil FDL.

There were no LTTE casualties in the confrontation.


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