Fighting reported in Thenmaradchi

[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 October 2000, 10:44 GMT]
Fighting erupted Sunday between the Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lanka army in the Thenmaradchi sector on the Jaffna peninsula as government troops launched a limited operation to advance towards Madduvil.

Sri Lanka Army sources in Jaffna said troops backed by tanks, artillery and air cover launched the operation around 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

Unconfirmed reports said three Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed and at least 12 others were wounded in Sunday's fighting. Details of LTTE casualties were not immediately known.

 

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