Troops sever Tiger links to Nachchikuda
Nachchikuda: Troops attached to 58 Division in the north of
Nachchikuda yesterday captured two strategically important junctions on
the 12th and 16th mile posts on the Mannar-Pooneryn A-32 road, cutting
off LTTE links with the now isolated Nachchikuda with Sea Tiger base in
Vallaipadu, Military sources told the Daily News last night.
Troops operating north of Nachchikuda on the A-32 road captured the
four way junction on the 16th mile post last afternoon marking a major
breakthrough in the process of isolating Nachchikuda, which is the sole
fishing village now left under the control of the LTTE on the Western
“With the capture of the four-way junction troops are controlling
four prominent roads leading to Nachchikuda towards South, Pooneryn
towards North, Vallaipadu towards West and Vannerikulam towards East,”
the sources added.
Troops are now controlling a more than six Kilometre stretch on the
A-32 road in the North of Nachchikuda from the 16th mile post to the
12th mile post, sources added.
“The entire 58 Division front from A-32 road to Kunchikulam advanced
more than one kilometre yesterday alone,” the sources added.
“With yesterday’s moves LTTE operations are severely threatened in
Nachchikuda and Jayapuram,” sources further added.
Troops of the 57 division also continued their attrition on the LTTE
on the Kilinochchi south front and in Akkarayan in the southwest of
Kilinochchi confronting the LTTE and inflicting heavy casualties among
them, the sources added.