March continued in the shadowy Mullaittiuvu forest; troops capture
more LTTE strongholds
Troops of Army 59 division continuing their march in
the Mullaittiuvu forest yesterday (Aug 4) captured 2 well fortified
bunkers, a small camp and a firing range of LTTE terrorists.
According to the defence sources in the field, the two
bunkers were captured around 1PM following a clash occurred in the Niththikaikulam area, 9 Km North of Janakapura.
Elsewhere, forward operation troops took control of an
LTTE camp that extends around 3-4 acres of land last morning. Sources
reveal that the camp has several underground bunkers, trenches, a well,
toilet facilities and several buildings that had been demolished due to
the indirect fire. Also, troops found 150 m long firing range and a
mortar pit that had been used for a 120mm mortar gun in the close
proximity to the said camp, the sources added. Terrorists are fast making
off towards LTTE's main bastions in the Mullaittiuvu, the sources
Meanwhile, military reports received from the Welioya
front indicate 6 terrorists were killed , and 7 others injured in
yesterday's clashes occurred in the North of Kiribbanwewa, and
Janakapura areas. Also, a soldier suffered injuries during these
A detail report on situation reports will follow...