Fighting resumes in Ma'nalaa'ru, 19 SLA soldiers killed - LTTE

[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 October 2008, 20:17 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) officials in Vanni have claimed that at least nineteen Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed Friday and more than thirty-five injured when Tiger fighters put up heavy resistance against the SLA attempt to enter into LTTE territory in southern Mu'l'laiththeevu district from several points in Tha'n'nimu'rippu and Ma'nalaa'ru with artillery and Multi-barrel Rocket Launcher fire support.

Fierce fighting erupted around 6:30 a.m. and continued until 5:45 p.m when the SLA troops were driven back, according to the LTTE.

Liberation Tigers recovered 2 bodies of SLA soldiers and seized arms and ammunitions including T-56 assault rifles, RPGs, hand grenades, and several rounds in the clearing mission that followed, they said..

 

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