Troops take Nachchikuda
Government troops took control of Nachchikuda, another LTTE stronghold in the Kilinochchi district this eveneing, the Defence Ministry said.
Troops of the Task Force -1 had launched a multi-pronged offensive and marched towards Nachchikuda from three directions destroying and capturing vital positions in the area, the Ministry said.
The troops of three military battle formations, the one which cut-off Mannar- Poonaryn (A-32) road from the south Pallawarayankaddu area moved from north to south along the A-32 main road, the other marched northwards from immediate south of Nachchikuda, and the third formation in northeastern flank advanced towards Nachchikuda capturing Jeyapuram and gained total control over Nachchikuda this evening.
The LTTE had suffered heavy casualties in the fighting since the fighting started on October 17, the Defence Ministry added. .