Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Waiting game begins

Fighting has become increasingly difficult in the Wanni due to the rain. Troops continue fighting even though they cannot even go down for cover from enemy fire due to flooding. Several feet of water is observed any all roads, patches of bush, paddy fields and open areas in the Wanni where the fighting is concentrated.

Tank bunds have broken and paddy fields have transformed into mini tanks. A soldier went missing after a tank bund suddenly burst in Kilinochchi a few days ago. Several feet of water is observed along many of the roads. In some places T-55 tanks are the only means of transporting casualties.

The Tigers have constructed an earth bund in the shape of an "L" from Pooneryn-Paranthan road all the way upto the outskirts of Kilinochchi town. The last fire fight along the Pooneryn-Paranthan road occurred with the SLA breaching this earth bund, which too is crumbling due to the incessant rain. SLA casualties in last Sunday's fight has risen to 18 killed (8 missing) and 72 WIA.

LTTE's Pooneryn Commander 'Stanley' who left the Karuna group to rejoin the LTTE in April 2004 was killed by the 58 Division in the fight for the Pooneryn-Paranthan road on Sunday. Stanley was a platoon commander under Karuna during Karuna's Unceasing Waces against Jayasikurui. Stanley was promoted by Prabhakaran after a period of close observation and stationed until his death to lead the LTTE forces at Pooneryn and Paranthan general areas. He fought alongside peers like Jimkelley Thatha and Raabert who are also dead. His colleague Pillayan is now the Chief Minister for the East where Stanley was born and raised.

Meanwhile troops from the 59 Division today killed 5 Tigers and captured a female LTTE cadre who was shot and injured in the backside. Special Forces teams have been deployed in many of these buffer zones to block LTTE infiltration teams with great success. With the LTTE's area of dominance fast shrinking and sudden civilian movements along many roads, LRRP operations have been withheld for the most part in the Wanni.

21 comments:

king said...

good earth bund is wached up tooo...

king said...

sorry i mean earth bund also is washed up....by the rains...
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king said...

poor bastard Stanley..he has to die while his old buddy is now chif ministr inn east

king said...

poor bastard Stanley..he has to die while his old buddy is now chif ministr inn east

Malin said...

Thanks defencewire.. we were waiting to hear abour Kili...

any truth to the rumour? ;)

obama said...

guys,
Killi has been captured. Southern part cleared. LTTE as expected attacked and tried to regain but failed. More waves expected.

sldf said...

Defencewire,

Was expecting more from you on the Killinochchi front. Many uncomfirmed reports say Killi has fallen and tropps are clearing the southern and western parts of the town. Any update on that will be great.

obama said...

The reason aparently for not publishing it,
1. The whole of town not cleared yet
2. LTTE has been ordered to do a do or die battle to regain it. So what is the point in publishing it if we have to withdraw tonight.

Some peelamist in an another column said that about 40 SLA has been captured alive by LTTE. is there any truth DW?

sldf said...

@Obama - media and GOSL is silent on Killi as well. Have to keep TN clam especially on the eve of the great leader’s birthday.

obama said...

It must have been bloody difficult and risky to do this for SLDF. Buggers must have booby trapped every door every window in the building. Must say they are experts in booby traps. They looks like made in a kitchen but they bloody works.

Many deaths are due to lack of immediate medical attention. The medics in the front line are doing a good job but its limited. They are mostly nurses or nursing assistants. A doctor can only be found far behind the front line. If one needs surgical intervention they need few hours of transport. Air evacuation only possible if weather permits it.

There used to be some mobile theaters donated by somebody. Custom made, airconditioned, x ray fascilities, good theater table etc. Last one I remebered was parked in Vuvnia head quarters. Nobody was using it and tires were deflated. ( I had a nap on the theatre table with the air conditioning on, i the bloody heat!)
SLDF should have used something like that near the front line. Should be able to save many lives and limbs.

LankaBoy_007 said...

Due to continues bad luck, Veza Pillei Pukabaharan wanted to seek advise from tamiz nadu astrologers.after careful watch at his hora-scope they predict there will be unavoidable evil thing will happen to him withing next 3moths.and they also told that if he wanted to avoid this evil thing he must have a bath using donkey urine before sunrise of 27th.they also told that he must have to find worlds damn-st donkeys, if he want this to work.so Mr. Pukabahran called his most intelligent donkey Potta Amman to find these damn-st donkeys.finally he found out that worlds damn-st donkeys are Mahen,Peeter,Shyam and Brown.next day these donkeys got call from Mr pukabaharan for their maaweer service.unfortunately to Mr pukabaharn none of these damn donkeys haven't got "wee" to pee.they all are mules and his bad luck continues.

Defencewire said...

KILINOCHCHI HAS NOT BEEN CAPTURED. PLEASE DON'T FALL FOR THIS RUMOUR. MANY JOURNALISTS ARE HARASSING ARMY PERSONNEL BASED ON THIS RUMOR. THIS HAS LED TO A RACE BETWEEN JOURNALISTS TO 'BE THE FIRST'. WE WOULD LIKE TO URGE OUR READERS TO CHECK THIS BLOG FIRST BEFORE JUMPING TO ANY CONCLUSIONS.

Rana said...

Thanks DW,

Bloody rain is also against us. Better than a bad news.

sithsala said...

-10 minutes and counting...

ha ha

vezapizza must be having a nice level of blood pressure. hope the murderer won't die a quick death so soon. there are many things in line for him to enjoy.

mahen can go jump into a open pit toilet

andare said...

INDIA UNDER TERROR ATTACK. TERRORIST AHS TAKEN OBEROY HOTEL AS HOSTEAGE AND HOTEL IS BURNNG. SO FAR 25 KILLED.

STILL FIGHTING GOING ON

andare said...

VP B,day is celebrating in mumbai

andare said...

tune to channels, real war is going on,
just now big blast in Taj hotel

last_mile said...

Thanks Defencewire!

Can't we use tractors for transporting injured?

Any comments on new area of influence ?

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Adrenaline_Grin said...

"He fought alongside peers like Jimkelley Thatha and Raabert who are also dead."

who are also dead - nice! they never learn do they?


"Meanwhile troops ... captured a female LTTE cadre who was shot and injured in the backside."

For some reason this made me laugh ... i think it's the injured in the backside bit.

vadukurulla said...

sorry to say that, as you were all dreaming for days now about capturing Kili before the Great Heros day speach ... psst...kili will be under LTTE controll atleast for next few weeks. You will loose another few hundred soldires before reaching the traget.

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