LTTE garrison towns Kalvilan & Mulankavil falls to
security forces - Wanni [Updated]
forces Wednesday (August 13) took total control over Kalvilan a
garrison town of the LTTE, approximately 3kms Southwest of Thunukkai
following days long heavy confrontations with LTTE bordering the
western front of the Mullaittivu district.
The gain of Kalvilan by troops of the 57 Division adds
advantage toward the security forces positioned in clear striking
distance of Thunukkai a vital terrorist garrison along the Vellankaulam-
Mankulam main road. The advancing military formations had to force
through LTTE laid mine fields and traps despite continuous enemy
artillery barrages, Wanni security sources said.
LTTE resistance disintegrated as terrorists were
forced to flee with serious casualties, unable to sustain the intense
military onslaught, the sources said. According to finalized military
reports 2 terrorists were killed and many others injured during pitched
battles erupted yesterday between troops and LTTE at Kalvilan. Also
military said, that a soldier had laid his life and another reported
injured in the course.
Troops are now consolidating defences in the area,
security sources further said. Meanwhile, troops of the Task Force - 1
operating at the South Western border of Kilinochchi have also gained
dominance at the Mulankavil and Pallavarayakaddu general areas Tuesday(12),
Wanni military sources said. At least 20 LTTE terrorists were killed
including an area LTTE leader identified as Thennaman, MCNS reported.
According to Army sources, the Mulankavil playground was used as a venue
by the terrorist outfit for Mahaviru day and Pongu Tamil celebrations.
An LTTE communication tower has also come under the
security forces control Army said adding that Mulankavil was used as an
administrative hub of the LTTE linking Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu
Districts. Clearing operations are now continuing in the area, sources
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