11 SLA killed in Paalaikkuzhi, Mannaar - LTTE

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 February 2008, 17:45 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) Operations Command in Mannaar said Sunday that 11 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and 23 SLA soldiers wounded in a five-hour fighting erupted in Paalaikkuzhi Sunday. The SLA withdrew its forces at 10:00 a.m., the Tigers said.

The LTTE has put up stiff resistance amid heavy artillery firing and Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombardment, the Tigers said.

The ground push by the SLA was launched at 5:00 a.m.

 

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