The SLAF fighter jets made twin air sorties this morning (Dec 28) at identified LTTE resistance positions, South of Mullaittiuvu.
According to Air Force Spokesperson, Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara, the air strikes were carried out in support of the advancing 59 Division troops at around 10.30 a.m., and 11.00 a.m., respectively.
Heavy fighting erupted between the 59 Division troops and LTTE closer to the LTTE-made earth bund north of ALAMPIL Saturday (27) morning.
Meanwhile, Task Force-11 troops operating in the PERIYAMADU area and Task Force-111 troops operating in PANIKKANKULAM, north of AMPAKAMAM and south of ODDUSUDAN found one claymore mine of about 2.5 kg, two T-56 weapons, five hand grenades, twelve 120 mm mortar rounds and six IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) the same day. Recovered IEDs were defused by the Army Engineer troops.
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