Troops encircle Nachchikudha; LTTE on the verge of losing Sea Tiger
Troops of Task Force 1 this morning (Oct 17) cut-off
Mannar- Poonaryn (A-32) road at 8 Km north of Nachchikudha, said the
defence sources. Accordingly, troops have encircled the main Sea Tiger
stronghold on the northwestern coast of the Island, and are now engaged
in mop up operations towards Nachchikudha build-up, from the south
Pallawarayankaddu area, the sources added.
Troops of Task Force 1, launched their offensives to
dominate the strategically vital northwestern coast of the Island in
September 2007. Opening the Mannar front troops advanced for about 40 Km
along the A-32 road, liberating Viddataltivu, Kalliyadi, Iluppaikkadavai, Mundampiddi and Vellankulam towns and entered into
the Kilinochchi district.
Following the opening of Kilinochchi front, troops had
to clear the terrorist built earth bund that is running 28 km from Nachchikudha to Akkarayankulm. Troops tactically bypassed the
Nachchikudha terror stronghold from the west of A-32 road and moved
further in to the Vannerikulam and Manniyankulam LTTE hiding areas
before they moved back towards the coast.
Defence observers are in the view that LTTE is on the
verge of losing their vital Sea Tiger stronghold in Nachchikudha.