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Almost all hostage rescued, over 80 LTTE bodies recovered
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Author:  Saman [ Sun May 17, 2009 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  Almost all hostage rescued, over 80 LTTE bodies recovered

Almost all hostage rescued, over 80 LTTE bodies recovered

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Source: MOD/SLA


Sri Lankan soldiers have reached the concluding phase of their humanitarian operation in the Island's northeast as they rescued over 36,000 civilians from LTTE hold during last 24 hours. With this, almost all the civilians held as hostages by the terrorists have been rescued. Soldiers are now looking for sick and disabled people that may be left in the area.

According to the battlefield sources, soldiers from Army 53, 58 and 59 Division yesterday entered into the area where LTTE leaders have been cowering among the civilians during last couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, remaining LTTE cadres made an abortive attempt to breach the Army defence line on the Western bank of the Nanthikadal lagoon during the wee hours today (May 17). The LTTE cadres launched a surface attack across the Nanthikadal lagoon using several boats between 1.30 AM to 3.30 AM. According to the latest information, troops have been able to crush the LTTE attack causing heavy damages to the terrorists. Troops have so far collected over 80 bodies of LTTE cadres.At least six LTTE boats were destroyed.

Author:  Saman [ Sun May 17, 2009 1:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Almost all hostage rescued, over 80 LTTE bodies recovered

LTTE leaders boxed in less than one square kilometer stretch

@ MOD

Sri Lankan soldiers have boxed remaining LTTE cadres into a 400m x 600m land stretch in the Vellaimullaivaikkal area, reveal the latest battlefield reports. According to the sources, troops have already rescued all the civilians held at hostage by the terrorists and taken them to safer areas.

Military spokesperson Udaya Nanayakkara said that over 50,000 civilians have been rescued from the LTTE hold during last 72 hours.

The counter terrorist move is being continued.

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