|LTTE garrison town Kalvilan falls to security forces- Mullaittivu|
|Wednesday, 13 August 2008|
Security forces Wednesday (August 13) took total control over Kalvilan a garrison town of the LTTE, approximately 3kms Southwest of Thunukkai following days long heavy confrontations with LTTE bordering the western front of the Mullaittivu district. The gain of Kalvilan by troops of the 57 Division adds advantage toward the security forces positioned in clear striking distance of Thunukkai a vital terrorist garrison along the Vellankaulam- Mankulam main road. The advancing military formations had to force through LTTE laid mine fields and traps despite continuous enemy artillery barrages, Wanni security sources said.
LTTE resistance disintegrated as terrorists were forced to flee with serious casualties, unable to sustain the intense military onslaught, the sources said. According to finalized military reports 2 terrorists were killed and many others injured during pitched battles erupted yesterday between troops and LTTE at Kalvilan. Military said, adding that a soldier had laid his life and another reported injured in the course. Troops are now consolidating defences in the area, security sources further said.
Meanwhile, troops of the Task Force - 1 operating at the South Western border of Kilinochchi have also gained dominance at the Mulankavil and Pallavarayakaddu general areas Tuesday, Wanni military sources said.
(Courtesy : Ministry of Defence )
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