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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

LTTE nerve centre "X-Ray Base" bombed, speculation rife that LTTE leader hit

Colombo, 23 January, (Asiantribune.com): Speculation is rife in Colombo that the LTTE leader Prabakaran was hit as the rebel nerve centre called "X-Ray Base" in Kilinochchi was bombed this morning.

Air Force said that their fighter jets have raided "X-ray base" around 11.15 am today.

The Air force added "Air Force fighter jets in a low flying mission have targeted the base located East of Iranamadu Tank in the Kalmadukulama area, with the pin point accuracy, air force sources said.

According to Air Force Spokesperson Wing Commander Andi Wijesoriya, the air sorties were carried out on information obtained through real-time air surveillance and ground reconnaissance. Also, he said that the targeted location has been a regular visiting place of terror chief V. Prabhakaran. Fighter pilots have confirmed that the target was accurately hit , he added

Defence intelligence sources said that the air raid was timed with a "special" activity that was going on at the LTTE base. However, the sources refrained from commenting further on the issue. Also, the sources said, the targeted terror hub was located in a thick jungle patch, North of LTTE's "runaway" in Iranamadu. The area has been long demarcated as a "high security zone" and a "no go' area for civilians, the sources added.

LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit that has been fighting for a mono ethnic separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka since 1983. Last week, LTTE terrorists butchered 47 people in the Monaragala and Thanamalwila areas at the behest of their psychopathic leader V.Prabhakaran."

Further details awaited.

- Asian Tribune -

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