SLA fails to capture Mankulam town

[TamilNet, Monday, 23 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
SLA lost the final phase of the assault to capture the strategic Mankulam town early this morning said army sources in Vavuniya.

The assault was preceded by heavy artillery and mortar attack on the positions of Liberation Tigers in and around Mankulam.

Army sources in Vavuniya said that troops are moving in 3 directions towards the Mankulam junction.

They said resistance by the LTTE is expected be high.

Kfir bombers and helicopter gunships were seen flying towards the area from Vavuniya.


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