Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Crowds Jubilate, But Prabha's Demise Unverified

6 jets from the SLAF's number 10 fighter jet squadron bombed an LTTE strong point dubbed 'X-Ray Base around 11am today. The attack was launched targeting LTTE leader V. Pripaharan. X-Ray base is situated east of Iranamadu Tank in Kalmadukulam and is an important nerve center specially constructed for Pripaharan himself.

The base was manned by Imran-Pandyan Regiment and was bustling with activity when the attack was made, following credible ground intelligence. All 6 pilots have confirmed direct hits. However, the presence of AA batteries was not verified.

Meanwhile crowds around the island took to the streets lighting firecrackers in the belief that Pripaharan himself has been killed in the attack. DefenceWire does not have confirmation of Pripaharan's death. Credible ground intelligence will take upto several days to verify such claims, unless LTTE declares otherwise.

31 comments:

perein said...

Defencewire-
What does "AA batteries" supposed to do please.

Sandun said...

DW, my brother told me there were several Air Force fighter jets flying towards north this evening.

Any news about an attack?

The Writer said...

if the sun goat is "gone" then this is a perfect reason to jubilate.! if someone got a problem with that! please go to the crowds and tell them about your problem!

Defencewire said...

sandun,
They flew over the bombed site before nightfall to confirm acquired target east of Iranamadu tank, Mullaithivu.

Sandun said...

machang the writer, if it so, we all want to celebrate it. but the problem is still there isn't any confirmation.

Defencewire said...

perein,
AA stands for anti-aircraft. It also stands for Avenue of Approach, but not in this context.

Sandun said...

thanks DW. You are doing great job here.

perein said...

DW-
Thank you for ever going support.

Sandun said...

at last Tamilnet came out with something.

LTTE refutes SLAF claims of air strike on Tiger leadership

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 13:11 GMT]
Liberation Tigers Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan Wednesday evening refuted the claims by the Sri Lanka Air Force that it had hit a location of the leader of the LTTE Velupillai Pirapaharan Wednesday morning. Stating that Colombo was spreading false propaganda, Mr. Ilanthirayan said the SLAF attack targeted civilian settlements at Vaddakkachchi twice between 11:10 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. and in the evening between 5:15 and 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Ilanthirayan was responding to questions raised by media in Colombo.

Earlier in the day, the SLAF had claimed that it had hit a key LTTE base describing the target as LTTE's nerve centre and stating it was awaiting confirmation on whether the LTTE leader was residing in the target, which it named as "X-tray base".

Colombo was engaged in such false propaganda, also during the Tsunami catastrophe and on many occasions earlier, he said.

source: http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=24389

Sandun said...

correct link:

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?
catid=13&artid=24389

perein said...

Tamilnet article reminds me the way US has taken over the Iraq.
Iraq Spokesman happened to say every one live and all well all the way until game was over...

The Writer said...

perein,

I totaly agree with you, there is a saying in sinhala "Kotiya Awo awo" so ......... what if kotiya has realy gave visit to prabha...

LKDOOD said...

blogger ranil has posted :

The handle SF on LNP just updated with the following

"Here is the latest folks...there is nothing pretty much...

top Intel sources are confident that the target was present at the time of the attack as it does not have any information to the effect that he has left.

but SF learns that none of the top Intel sources whithin the ltte or in vanni dealing with military intelligence and state Intel agencies have made contact with Colombo as of a hour ago.

this is not a strange phenomenon as its not usual practice for the sources to not make contact in the immediate aftermath of a strike for safety reasons...

my next update will be in about 3 hours when ill get the chance to talk to a topmost person who is presently charing a meeting of defence and intelligence officlas..."

The Writer said...

Keep your fingers crossed guys

LKDOOD said...

Defencewire

defence.lk:

Army snipers deployed in Mannar front gunned down an LTTE terrorists this morning, January 23. According to the available information the incident took place at 8.40 a.m in Adampan.

LTTE claimed yesterday to have killed SLA with snipers

today SLA have snipers

is this a coincidence ?

onecountry said...

LNP down due to heavy traffic.

LKDOOD said...
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Defencewire said...

lkdood,
This is correct. Something HAS HAPPENED. We are yet not sure what. Our sources in K'nochchi MUST lie low now. It is the procedure. We must rely on relayed information, carried to MI through a complicated network of ground operatives. Some were issued with new communication equipment, a whispering radio system that is clear in Dondra Point, even if the signal was initiated from Point Pedro. These were handed over personally by mid-level officers of MI recently to their respective agents. However, if the inevitable has happened, it is only a matter of time.

About Tamilnet and other sources loyal to Tigers

The chances of them announcing Prabha's demise is very low. this is not like Charles' killing. But if it is true, they will announce it, eventually.

LKDOOD said...

thank you Defencewire for the update

specialforce of LNP has just posted:

BREAKING NEWS...

casualties are pouring in to kili hospital after the SLAF bombing...resources were caled in from mullaithivu which was heard over radio...

all shops n kilinochi have been ordered to close...

something has surely hapned...

top MI sources i spoke to wre unable to verify whether the ltte leader was hid or not....everyone seems to be in the dark on this as there has been no contact from sources in vanni...

will update as i get news...

Defencewire said...

Some sources indicate Prabha had a secret medical facility at this location and he was there for a checkup.

LKDOOD said...

defencewire

thank you for the update
keep us updated as you can

perein said...

I really hope no more check-ups needed any more...
Pork balls any one for dinner!!!

Srilankan said...

I really dont care wht tamilnet says.Lets not make this an opportunity for VP to escape to norway and of course claim asylum there

LKDOOD said...

specialforce/LNP:

once again its confirmed huge casualties have poured in to kili hospital...the radios are buzzing with news from ltte coordinating the work...

chbalk said...

Roasted Pork Balls you mean..
LOL!

jiffy said...

large casualties of ltte commando brigades i hope and not civilians. the location of x-ray base is not close to a large settlement so it looks good.

LKDOOD said...

specialforce/LNP:

News is tickling slowly folks...im trying my best...all shops in kili have been ordered to close...and heavy casualties have been brought in this is 100% confirmed thats all thats on now...

it has been a devastating attack in every sense of the word...

survelence has confirmed that nothing was left of the location...

maha said...

DW,
just before 4.30 i think some kind a massage delievred to our top MI guys.is that true?
if u have time please tell us what kind of AA they have

Matara ayiya said...

....

LKDOOD said...

guys

http://mawbima.blogspot.com

has edited there post

now there is no mention of praba left
just before the strike

WipeLTTE said...

Patriots,
What we need is more deberlitating air strikes on LTTE hideouts to demoralize the low level carders. SLA army should get more support from SLAF during invasion missions.

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