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50 Tigers killed in Lankan clashes
January 01, 2009 21:12 IST
The fall of Paranthan after about six weeks of fighting, opens the third front against the rebels de-facto capital of
Kilinochchi, situated just six kms away.
This would now isolate LTTE [Images] cadres based on Elephant pass, and enable government troops new access into the
Northern territories held by the Tigers.
At least 50 LTTE fighters were killed and over 100 injured in fierce clashes as Sri Lankan Army this morning
captured the strategic LTTE Paranthan base, about 6 kms from the LTTE headquarters of Kilinochchi town, the officials said.
"The Sri Lankan Army used helicopter gunships, fighters and artillery guns, whose combined onslaught forced the LTTE to withdraw from the town in disarray," officials said.
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