11:16 PM

Troops stick to the mission

he Army Task Force 1 , operating on the western half of the Kilinochchi battle frontage continued their offensive march towards Nachchikuda and to the North of Manniyakulam areas yesterday (Oct 26).

Troops of 581 brigade attacked LTTE bunkers located in the Nachchikuda area around 10.30 AM and claimed heavy damages to the terrorists. Separately, troops attacked terror bunkers in the same area around 6.30 PM with the support of artillery fire. LTTE casualties were not known in this incident.

In the general area Kalmadu, troops attacked an LTTE bunker around 6.30 A.M. Damages caused to the terrorists are not known.

Meanwhile , 582 brigade troops launched an offensive since last morning in the Nochchimoddai area . Troops successfully beat off the terrorists in the North of Kunchikkulam by the evening and claimed heavy damages to the terrorists.

Snipers deployed in the forward area of 583 brigade claimed acquiring two targets in Paninkanmadu in the morning hours.

The mission is kept on.

The Editorial Board of defence.lk has decided to temporary suspend the reporting of all casualty figures in relation to the ongoing counter terrorist operation in Wanni. This is in consideration of the continuing advance of the security forces there and the need for operational security, whereby such reportage may impede the successful accomplishment of the mission.