Prabha’s hideouts bombed, says Air Force

Air Force fighter jets carried out air strikes last morning targeting two locations frequented by LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said.

The jets had targeted a hiding place of the LTTE leader located in the thick jungle area about one kilometre south-east of Vishwamadu tank around 8.45 a.m last morning and carried out a second attack around 12.45 p.m. targeting a senior LTTE leaders’ secret meeting place located 1.5 km south-east of Puthukkudiyiruppu, the spokesman said.

Air Force jets also carried about another attack last morning targeting a gathering of the LTTE cadres west of the Iranamadu tank bund.

Air Force MI 24 helicopter gunships also carried out two successful close air support missions for the Army 57 Division troops in Mullaitivu at around 8.45 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Meanwhile the Defence Ministry website quoted intelligence reports saying the LTTE leader has been faced with a serious problem with finding a safe hiding place with the shrinking of Tiger territory and is reportedly shifting his hiding place in regularly.

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