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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 said.

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.

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