Troops capture another LTTE stronghold
Troops on offensive operation in Vavuniya front on Wanni theatre of
battle have gained control over an LTTE's stronghold in general area
Palampiddi yesterday afternoon, the Media Centre for National Securtity
According to the sources, troops have captured Palampiddi Bridge
following a fierce gun battle. By monitoring LTTE communications it was
confirmed that the enemy suffered heavy casualties.
Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets have launched a close air support
mission targeting an LTTE stronghold in the same area this afternoon.
Air Force sources said that an LTTE stronghold located 1 Km north of
Palampiddi junction was targeted around 3.40 p.m.