2007/09/20 SLAF destroys key LTTE base – Mulaithivu [2nd Lead]
SLAF fighter jets destroyed a strategically important LTTE facility in precision air strikes carried out at 12:15 p.m. today (21), at Vishvamadu in the Mulaithivu area.
The air sorties were carried out at a LTTE base complex consisting of large arms and ammunitions dumps which was also said to be a harbouring location for the LTTE’s special “regiment” (Imran Pandiyan). The air strikes were based on accurate air and ground surveillance information, a defence official said.
SLAF sources said strikes were also launched today on a LTTE gathering point in the area, where high raking LTTE terrorists meet. This LTTE facility was a regular visiting place for key terrorist leaders.
Air Force officials said the target has been hit effectively inflicting heavy damages to the terrorists. The pilots have reported there were many activities going on in the terrorist camp at the time of the attack. Simultaneous explosions were observed from the site, following the air raid, pilots confirmed. However, the exact number of LTTE casualties is yet to be known, the sources added.
Vishvamadu area has been identified as a key LTTE activity area, defence officials said.