Troops break LTTE defences Akkrayankulam

Oct 18th, 2008

[ad#200×200]The Kilinochchi battlefront has been intensely active since this morning (Oct 18) as troops of 57 Division have cleared the LTTE built earth bund from both east and the west of Akkarayankulam tank, battlefield sources said.

According to the sources, troops have run at the LTTE defence kept along the earth bund and entered into the remaining LTTE hiding areas in the area north of Akkarayankualm tank. Pitched battles are going on in the area, at present, the sources added.

Meanwhile, troops of Task Force 1 operating in the South of Nachchikudha have commenced their offensive march towards north early this morning. Simultaneously, their fellow troops are continuing to maintain the southward thrust from Pallawarayankaddu south. At present, Task Force 1 soldiers have cut off all land access routes available for the terrorists trapped in the Nachchikudha terror stronghold.

The sources said, troops manning the blockades in Nachhcikudaha have thwarted two LTTE reinforcement attempts this morning. At one incident, troops have attacked a group consisting about 25 LTTE cadres in the north of Pallawarayankaddu area and claimed heavy damages to the terrorists. In the other incident, troops attacked a group of terrorist travelling on a canter vehicle in the Madam area.

Meanwhile, intercepted radio transmissions revealed that terrorist leader Bhanu has abandoned his position on the western half of the Kilinochchi front. According to the sources Bhanu was in charge of the LTTE defence against the Task Force 1. The terrorist leader has left loosing battlefront and repositions himself in LTTE hiding areas, South of Kilinochchi, the sources further revealed.

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