Fresh SLA operation in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 December 2000, 11:38 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army launched a fresh operation towards areas held by the Liberation Tigers in t Nunavil-Kaithady sector in Thenmaradchi in the early hours of Saturday. SLA sources in Jaffna said 12 soldiers including an officer were killed and 31 were wounded in the fighting.

The SLA is bombarding suspected LTTE positions in the Nunavil-Kaithady area with Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers said sources in Jaffna.

SLA sources in Jaffna claimed troops have gained some territories during the operation. The LTTE has not commented on the recent fighting.


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