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 Post subject: Forces enter Kilinochchi district, LTTE leaders killed
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:07 am 
Forces enter Kilinochchi district, LTTE women leaders killed in Welioya
Fall of Vellankulam imminent, 7 LTTE bodies recovered

According Army, “Lieutenant Colonel Kumaveri Thangeamma” who is said to be the Mulaithivu leader of the LTTE’s women’s wing, was killed on Thursday (31 July) afternoon with three of her armed escorts, Kanhimani, Pushparani and Magolechchami in in North of Kiriibbanwewa. Another LTTE group leader ‘Madavani’ was also killed on the same day. “Lieutenant Colonel Kadiravani", LTTE’s one of the leading female caders, and “Captain Vageesan” were killed earlier on 29th of July in the same area.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

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Troops engaged in Wanni liberation mission have crossed the district borders between Mannar and Kilinochchi districts on 31st of July 2008 at an undisclosed location on the Mannar- Vavuniya combined warfront.

According to the defence sources, fall of Vellankulam, the next town come across after Iluppaikkadavai when travelling northwards on the Mannar- Pooneryn (A-32) road is imminent.

Military reported 20 LTTE deaths and 29 casualties in the Mannar - Vavuniya and Welioya battlefront. Also, two soldiers died while two suffered wounds.

Troops belonging to Task Force 1 (TF-1) continued their march along the left flank of the Mannar- Vavuniya combined front towards Iluppaikkadavai.

Troops established their control over five Square Kilometres area after beating off LTTE from Mundampiddi. Troops found seven bodies of LTTE cadres along with 3 T-56 weapons and 2 hand grenades. According to the defence sources 2 out of 5 bodies were unrecoverable conditions while the rest would be handed over to the ICRC.

Meanwhile troops of 57 Division operating at the centre of the Mannar - Vavuniya front pushed their hold further Northwards into the strategically vital Tunukkai area. Tunukkai town lies halfway on the Mankulam - Vellenkulam road, one of the main supply routes between Wanni and north-western coast of the Island.

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Troops of Task Force 2 (TF-2) operating in the Right flank of the Mannar- Vavuniya combined front continued their assaults in the Palamoddai and Navvi area, pushiing their defence lines further towards A-9 road.

Meanwhile, the Welioya front remained most active with the pitched battles were going on right throughout the day in the Mullaittivu forest.
Troops had two main clashes with LTTE in the North of Janakapura area during the day and claimed 4 tigers were killed. Similarly, in the area North of Kiriibbanwewa troops had several clashes with LTTE.

According to SL Army reports, several top-rank LTTE ‘military officers’ have fallen dead as a result of confrontations that flared up in the north of Kiriibbanwewa and Janakapura areas in the past 36 hours. According to the reports, “Lieutenant Colonel Kumaveri Thangeamma” who is said to be the Mulaithivu leader of the LTTE’s women’s wing, was killed on Thursday (31 July) afternoon at about 1.30 p.m. Three of her armed escorts, Kanhimani, Pushparani and Magolechchami also died in the confrontations. One of the LTTE’s group leaders, ‘Madavani’ was also among those who perished this afternoon’s (31) clash in the north of Janakapura. LTTE’s one of the leading female caders, “Lieutenant Colonel Kadiravani" and “Captain Vageesan” have also died due to fire directed by the troops on 29th of July in the same area.



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 Post subject: Troops enter Kilinochchi
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:54 am 
Troops enter Kilinochchi


Last week, security forces entered the Kilinochchi district, the first time in nine years. The last incursion into Kilinochchi by the security forces was in 1996 when troops engaged in operation Sathjaya advanced from Elephant Pass military garrison, consolidated control of Paranthan and finally captured Kilinochchi. Yet, the military gains were short lived. In September 1999, the Tigers launched the second phase of operation Unceasing Waves. The first phase of Unceasing Waves captured Mullaitivu military camp, forcing troops to vacate the town and pull back to Elephant Pass. Later in 2000, the Elephant Pass garrison, which housed an entire military division was abandoned in the face of the third phase of the LTTE offensive, Unceasing Waves III.

Around 10:30 on on Friday, 12 Gajaba Regiment troops attached to 58 Division crossed the border of Mannar district and entered the Kilinochchi district from the south. Though Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) teams of the special forces and commandos were operating well within the borders of the Tiger stronghold, last week was the first instance when a major military formation entered the Kilinochchi district, eyeing the capture of the administrative headquarters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

By the end of the week, some units of 583 Brigade and small teams of commandos attached to the 2 Commando Regiment were also operating within the borders of the Kilinochchi District. Troops of 10 CLI and 4 Gajaba Regiments were inching towards Kilinochchi district parallel to the avenue of approach of the troops of 12 Gajaba Regiment.


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 Post subject: Re: Troops enter Kilinochchi
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:57 am 
Troops enter Kilinochchi

One of the pillars of the success of the recent military operations, beginning from Sampur, is the special forces and commandos who excelled in jungle warfare and protracted reconnaissance missions conducted deep inside enemy territory. Intelligence provided by these small teams, who are the unsung heroes of the recent military operations, have been vital in mapping out military plans and directing artillery and air strikes on enemy targets.

Last week, security forces entered the Kilinochchi district, the first time in nine years. The last incursion into Kilinochchi by the security forces was in 1996 when troops engaged in operation Sathjaya advanced from Elephant Pass military garrison, consolidated control of Paranthan and finally captured Kilinochchi. Yet, the military gains were short lived. In September 1999, the Tigers launched the second phase of operation Unceasing Waves. The first phase of Unceasing Waves captured Mullaitivu military camp, forcing troops to vacate the town and pull back to Elephant Pass. Later in 2000, the Elephant Pass garrison, which housed an entire military division was abandoned in the face of the third phase of the LTTE offensive, Unceasing Waves III.

Around 10:30 on on Friday, 12 Gajaba Regiment troops attached to 58 Division crossed the border of Mannar district and entered the Kilinochchi district from the south. Though Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) teams of the special forces and commandos were operating well within the borders of the Tiger stronghold, last week was the first instance when a major military formation entered the Kilinochchi district, eyeing the capture of the administrative headquarters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

By the end of the week, some units of 583 Brigade and small teams of commandos attached to the 2 Commando Regiment were also operating within the borders of the Kilinochchi District. Troops of 10 CLI and 4 Gajaba Regiments were inching towards Kilinochchi district parallel to the avenue of approach of the troops of 12 Gajaba Regiment.


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