Death toll nears 100 in Sri Lanka battles: Ministry...

Its so mad to think that even in this present time there still people who are still the contrary of battle in which behind it the governments officials is the source of those battles. In fact, there are lots of government officials who are using power to govern the society juts for their own safeness. Too bad!

COLOMBO-Sri Lanka forces pushed deeper into Tamil Tiger terrotory in the three days of fighting that has left at least 83 guerrillas and nine (9) government soldiers dead, the defense ministry said Tuesday.

It sais 14 rebels died in fresh fighting on Monday, while 69 were killed on Saturday and Sunday. A further 31 were "either killed or wounded," the ministry said.

Nine soldiers were killed and 40 hurt in the battles with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam guerrillas, it added.

The military reports received from the battle fronts... indicate that Sri Lanka security forces are moving towards LTTE territory, further inflicting damage to the enemy," the ministry said in a statement.

There was no immediate comment from the LTTE, which has been fighting for an independent homeland for minority Tamils since 1972.

However, the prorebel website reported that the Sri Lankan military had pulled back after suffering heavy casualties.

Comments (0)