Fighting reported at Olumadu

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Reports from Vavuniya indicated today that the SLA was attempting to push towards Mankulam from its positions in Olumadu, but was facing fierce resistance from the Liberation Tigers.

map_ottisuddan_1.gif The LTTE made no comment on the fighting in the Vanni today, but confirmed yesterday that there had been heavy fighting in Kara Patta Murripu, which is located west of Olumadu on the Mankulam-Mullaitivu road.

Unconfirmed reports that the SLA had reached Mankulam could not be verified. The Sri Lankan government has banned reporters from the island's war zones.


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