SLA, LTTE clash in Naakarkoayil FDL areas

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 May 2008, 15:19 GMT]
Heavy clashes between Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Naakarkoayil Northern Front Defence Lines erupted Monday early morning and lasted till evening. Both sides launched artillery shells, Multi-barrel rocket launcher and mortar fire engaging in heavy duel. A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopter was seen flying between Naakarkoayil FDL area and Palaali SLA Military Base many times and roads from the battle front to Palaali remained blocked by SLA for a long time for public use while vehicles kept transporting injured and killed troops.

Information of injured and casualty figures were not available.

SLA launched its incessant attacks on LTTE held areas from their bases in Vadmaraadch, Thenmaraadchi and from Koapai.

Meanwhile, nearly 200 private lorries that had been permitted by SLA to transport sand for construction work from Ma’natkaadu in Vadamaraadchi east were suddenly ordered Monday morning by the SLA to suspend work and return as the roads they used were blocked for public use due to the heavy clash going on in Naakarkoayil.

 

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