Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Heavy Clashes in Jaffna

Map courtesy Asian Tribune
Sri Lanka Army, advancing southwards from own lines at the crack of dawn today from Muhamalai and Nagarkovil attacked a line of LTTE bunkers capturing around 25 defensive structures (bunkers) of the LTTE. Several hours later, SLAF jets dropped at least 4 bombs on a Tiger Field Command Post at Wedukaadu, 2km south of Tiger FDL Muhamalai.

Again at around 6.35pm, troops backed by four T-55 Tanks from the newly formed Mechanized Infantry Regiment advanced back into the LTTE controlled area in Muhamalai and Nagarkovil, decimating 10 more bunkers and killing 10 more Tigers. The total casualties (KIA) in the LTTE could be around 35. At least a dozen soldiers with serious injuries were also admitted to hospital.

Meanwhile the civilian death-toll in yesterday's attack at Periyamadu has risen to twenty. 11 are school children. All efforts made by DefenceWire to independently verify whether the attack was launched by an LRRP team turned up without any result. Sources however assured that such an attack would never be launched, unless as a mistaken identity, which is unlikely in this case. On previous occasions, we are aware of small teams (not LRRP) attacking suspected double cabs and other 'Tamil Eelam' vehicles, accidentally killing or injuring civilians.

19 comments:

LKDOOD said...

DW great post

DW
can i put the map in my blog ?

LKDOOD said...

67 killed in Lanka clashes, Air Force targets LTTE base

LINK

Defencewire said...

Go ahead lkdood. Appreciate you asking.

LKDOOD said...

sorry about earlier :(

i put your site as source

LKDOOD said...


off topic but IMPORTANT !

INTERNET SLOW DOWN IN SRI LANKA
Submarine cable cut torpedoes Middle East access


LINK

maha said...

MATARA,LK,DEFENCwire,MOSHE.SHYAAM,BOSS ALL OF FRIENDS THIS IS
~~NIDAHAS BAILA~~~

MASTER BAILA APE
GETHU RASA KARALA......
AHINDAGANILLA MEVA
NIDAHAS BAILA......
KATHARATA SAHARA
GALANA LESA RASA DAHARA..
ELISAMA NOMARA GAYAMU
NIDAHAS BAILA...........

NIDAHASA LABUNA MALLI
NIDAHASA LABUNA....
THALU MARANNA MIHIRI
AKURU HATHARAK LABUNA....
GEEYAK LABUNA
JATHIKA KODIYAK LABUNA.....
ELIVENAKOTA NIDAHSA
AHASIN GETA VATUNA......

KODIYA SUDDAGE MALLI
SINHAYA APE.......
LANUWA SUDDAGE...
UNATH KODI GAHA APAGE...
NAA BATA KAAVE
"NEHRU" "PAATHEL" VAAGE...
NAA DIVIDUNNE
"MAHATHMA GANDHI" VAAGE...

LE HALUNE NAA
SUDDA THRAHA UNETH NAA...
YANNA UNETH NAA..
NOGIHIN HITEYETH NAA....
ADATHA BOMU E NIDAHAS PANE SUMIHIRI
THAVATH SUMIHIRI ADA
E PAAANE MITHRANI...

HITHANNA NIDAHASA
LIYANNA KIYANNA NIDAHASA..
BANINNA NIDAHSA ATHI
ME UTHTHAMA RATA..
BAILA KIYA PUDADEMU API SWAIREE
SIRIRATA...
NIVAN DAKITHVA APAGE
JANA NAYAKA KALA

~~~~NANDA MALANI~~~~

perein said...

DW-
Good stuff.
However as for the "All efforts made by DefenceWire to independently verify whether the attack was launched by an LRRP team turned up without any result."
There are things in our lives not worth trying to find other parties are barking at the right tree or not.
Therefore if I were you, would not waste the time of trying to work out LRRP did that or not.
Let's see how we can move the rest of the country forward by reveling what brave forces are currently doing.
Keep up the good work.

perein said...

DW-
How far is the 2nd defenceline from FDL bunkers in LTTE territory usually?

Defencewire said...

perein,
Distance depends on geography. LTTE constructs defences based on contour of land, natural cover, vantage points etc. Some areas its as much as 50m, some areas less, some more than 50m.

Sandun said...

Great post DW.

Can we assume that attack to school childen was done by LTTE
to get international attention?

sri said...

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=24481

Sri Lanka Army in Mannaar, while under-reporting their casualties in the fighting, has been dumping tractor-loads of dead soldiers in the delta of Aruvi Aa'ru (Malwattu Oya), the area emptied of people after capturing it from the LTTE last year.

sri said...

thats right whats the point in giving military honors

the person is dead, nothing will bring him back

and these are youths from poor villages, they wouldnt know a thing about military honors anyways

I am with SLA on this one

defenceAnalyst said...

sri
What a crazy story. No army in the world would do such a thing even during a world war. Every man listed in a conventional army has records. He is an employee of the state, a government servant. Never even during the ceaseless waves have such a thing ever happened. Even if there is no body left the parts would be sealed in a coffin and sent. Tamilnet has steeped to a low never before seen. They are like the government information department during 1996-2001.

Ram said...

DW said "No army in the world would do such a thing even during a world war" LOL LOL “Joke of the day”

DW FYI:- Sri Lankan army is capable of doing this :D don't you know? Don’t your resources reveal this out? Or are you just shamed of your self and your country to report stories like this?

Sorry boys, I have lived in that situation and witness this... poor Singles boys and shame on singhla people not to even give respect to those dying for them. What a fools.

Raptor said...

Sod off Ram, just because your bunch of rag tag idiots does it dosn't mean the SLA does. Just give it some time my friend, just a bit more time, and the SLA will be marching through Kilinochchi. Then we will see what Tamilnet says. Probably be like 'SLA defeated for good, LTTE is victorious, independence declared etc etc. Time my friend, just a little time and you will have to shut that big trap if yours.

lion said...

Ram
speak English not Tamglish.

IntelAttack said...

My friend Ram,

Just saw you trying to blame SLA and Government in a situation where all the LTTE child and women soldiers are forced up on FDLs. Animal Behavior!!!

Also you address DW (DefenceWire) for what "defenceAnalyst" said. Look before you leap. Don't be so overwhelmed. Wanni will fall soon. he he! LOL!

By the way, Can we have some photos you took, when you saw so called "dumping tractor-loads of dead soldiers"?

Don't be a 5 grader by just hailing every TamilNUT joke article.

Ram said...

LOL :) ya you can only attack me with your insults, you couldn't come up with anything proper than that?

It's just a big dreams that you guys are living in. Keep on dreaming; what is your 100K solders doing around in Wanni? your commanders are just busy trying to keep them without running away... LOL...

How' long are you going to keep on saying the same thing< first capture Mannar and then talk about the rest. By the way, what are the latest casualties of Tigers? didn't you have to Kill 100+ per day to achieve your goal of Wiping LTTE in 7 months? non-sense! fools...

Ranil said...

LOL...nice to see terrorist boot licking goons all hot and bothered about SLA affairs :)
Seems like SLDF is getting the job done much more effectively that what it appears to be :) :)
retards.net have no choice but to cook up articles like this to keep the moronic diaspora fools happy :)

Keep up the great work SLDF :)

About Us

We are a Non-Political Group of Defence Experts Sharing Our Knowledge For the Good Of Our Country. This is a Voluntary Effort. We Report to No-one But You.

Contact US

You can contact us by e-mail on defencewire@gmail.com and on defence_wire@yahoo.com.

Disclaimer

DefenceWire or its editors are not responsible for the opinions expressed by the contributors to this website.