Nachchikuda falls to troops - Kilinochchi [Updated]
another huge setback for the LTTE terrorists in Wanni battlefront,
troops of Task Force 1 captured Nachchikuda, the LTTE's major strong
point in northwestern coastal border in the Island, this evening, 29
October, the latest defence report received from the forefront said.
Troops of the Task Force -1, launched a multi-pronged
offensive and marched towards Nachchikuda from three directions
destroying and capturing vital terror positions in the area. The troops
of three military battle formations, the one which cut-off Mannar-
Poonaryn (A-32) road from the south Pallawarayankaddu area moved from
north to south along the A-32 main road, the other marched northwards
from immediate south of Nachchikuda, and the third formation in
northeastern flank advanced towards Nachchikuda capturing Jeyapuram,
have entered in to the Nachchikuda and gained total control over the
area breaching the Nachchikuda's complete length of the well-fortified
LTTE Forward Defence Line (FDL) this evening.
According to the defence sources, intense fighting
between security forces and terrorists reported in this area from 17
October and LTTE suffered heavy casualties during these gun battles.
The LTTE terrorists who were unable to secure their
stronghold have withdrawn from the area as the security forces
intensified their military thrust into terror dominated Nachchikuda.
Further consolidating operations are now in progress.
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