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Nachchikuda falls to troops - Kilinochchi

Nachchikuda falls to troops - Kilinochchi [Updated]

Adding 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The LTTE terrorists who were unable to secure their stronghold have withdrawn from the area as the security forces intensified their military thrust into terror dominated Nachchikuda.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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