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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

Latest profile of the LTTE war machine in the east

[b]Latest profile of the LTTE war machine in the east[/b]

[b] Colombo, 13 March, ([/b] Asian Tribune's intelligence unit has put together the following profile of the LTTE's war machine in the east of Sri Lanka:

The total strength of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam formation in the East from Verukal to Amparai, according to the latest information collected is around 1391. This number includes the cadres in the military unit, auxiliary force such as Border Force, Administration, Finance, Political division, Police, Pistol Group, intelligence, Military intelligence, etc.

The LTTE cadres, often recruited forcibly into its war machine, swear allegiance only to the personality cult of Velupillai Prabhakaran, a secondary school dropout . He has waged a ruthless campaign against all communities but most of his victims are Tamils. The war waged by Prabhakaran has resulted in the deaths of more than 17,780 (until 2004 November) Tamil youths.

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