SLAF takes more targets
Air Force fighter jets and MI-24 gunships carried out a series of air
raids targeting LTTE gathering locations and strategic locations in
Iranamadu and Mullaitivu yesterday.
Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said MI-24
gunships precisely hit an LTTE gathering point in the North of Iranamadu
Tank at around 8.15 a.m. while fighter jet carried out another aerial
attack targeting a Tiger location in the same area around 9.30 a.m.
“The sorties were in support of 57 Division and TF-3 to liberate the
area,” he added.
Wing Commander Nanayakkara said that Air Force fighter jets pounded
another LTTE key location North of the Mullaitivu lagoon mouth in the
“The air attack was carried out in support of advancing troops
attached to the 59 Division,” he added. He said the aerial attacks were
carried out on identified LTTE positions following accurate information
provided by ground intelligence information and air surveillance.