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Situation Report on 02 January 2007


Air Force Denies Bombing Civilians - Illuppaikadavai, 2 Jan 2007

The Air Force denied bombing civilian settlements in Illuppaikadavai, North of Mannar this morning as alleged by pro LTTE media groups.

Air Force Kfir jets carried out air strikes on an identified sea tiger base in Illuppaikadavai, north of Mannar this morning. The sea tiger base in Illuppaikadavai was a well identified target which was under constant monitoring by the SLAF. Intercepted Tiger communication revealed that the tigers were in need of urgent medical supplies.

The LTTE is currently spreading false information that the SLAF has bombed a civilian settlement in an attempt to discredit the Security Forces and to win the sympathy of the International Community. The Air Force categorically denies bombing a civilian settlement north of Mannar.

Meanwhile, the Air Force successfully neutralized a LTTE mortar position west of Panichchankerni, in Vakarai this morning today (02)

Tiger Attack Army Camp - Batticaloa, at 5:45 Hours on 2 Jan 2007

Batticaloa: tiger terrorists made sporadic attacks at Vavunativu Army camp with 81 mm mortars from 5:45 a.m. today (02).

The troops retaliated.

No casualties have been reported.

Yet Another Cadre Surrenders - Batticaloa, at 6:45 Hours on 2 Jan 2007

A 16-year-old youth who has escaped a Tiger training camp has surrendered to Kiran Army camp today (02) around 6:45 a.m.

The surrendee is a resident of Karthivu, Ampara and had studied at Kotahena Hindu Central College.

According to his statement he had been kidnapped while on his way to the G.C.E. examination centre on November 08.

He had received weapon training at a camp in Karadiyanaru.

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