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Troops regain Devil's Point

Task Force 1 broke through the West of Killinochchi and regained the LTTE's strategically important Devil's Point and Valleipadu yesterday morning confining the Tigers only within Pooneryn.

Addressing the media yesterday on the security situation, Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said Task Force 1 gained another victory entering the West flank of the Killinochchi battle front and captured Devil's Pointand Valleipadu in morning. "This is another blow to the LTTE as their entire sea activities will be limited only to Poonaryn with the fall of the strategically important coastal LTTE fortification", he added.

Brigadier Nanayakkara noted that around 5,000 soldiers had been enlisted to the Army at the first stage of recruitment commenced on November 01.

The amnesty period for Army deserters and will end midnight tomorrow (15). We urge them to report their respective camps before the deadline", Brigadier Nanayakkara said.

He said around 6,749 Army deserters had been arrested, around 6,173 had surrendered, and around 800 not reported 1,496 were imprisoned as at November 1.

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