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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2431

Air Force and Naval joint operation eliminated sea Tiger boats

By Ruwan Weerakoon

Colombo, 14 September, (Asiantribune.com):Twenty LTTE cluster boats from Mulaitevu sea tiger base launched an attacked on the Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday evening. Fast attack crafts of the Navy advanced and engaged with the LTTE.

At the same time Sri Lanka Air Force MI24 and Kfir and MIG 27ss were quickly air borne while Navy FAC boats were engaging the LTTE boats. Air Force MI24 attacked the boats from the air under heavy fire from Navy and Air force LTTE withdrew and try to beached their boats.

At the same time Air Force jets bombed a sea tiger base as well as boats which were beached.

D.K.P.Dasanayake and Air force spokesperson Group Captain Ajantha de Silva said LTTE suffered heavy damages

In the meantime on Thursday morning, in Mulaitievu Puthukuduiruppu, an LTTE base including training, stores and an admin base was bombed by the Air Force. A senior Air force official said this target was given by ground intelligence. Pilots confirmed that those targets were hit accurately.

Separately, in between Vavuniya and Madu, the Army had a confrontation with the LTTE and killed 7 LTTE terrorists including their leader.

- Asian Tribune -

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