Tigers seize SLA weapons in Ma'nalaa'ru

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 January 2008, 14:59 GMT]
Liberation Tigers Ma'nalaa'ru Operations Command said it repulsed a ground movement by the Sri Lanka Army in Ceylon Theatre area of Ma'nalaa'ru Thursday evening and seized three T-56 assault rifles, a 40 mm gun and more than hundred 7.62 mm rounds after more than 2-hours stiff resistance.

Heavy fighting erupted when SLA forces attempted to breach LTTE Forward Defence Line in Ceylon Theatre area at 3:00 p.m.

The SLA, sustaining casualties, pulled back leaving behind military hardware, the Tigers said.

There were no LTTE casualties in the confrontations in Ma'nalaa'ru.



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