Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sri Lanka jets bomb Tamil Tiger center for communications

Stronghold: The rebels said the air force bombed a civilian area, while the military said it was unable to report the number of deaths.

Monday, Nov 26, 2007, Page 5 Sri Lankan fighter jets yesterday bombed and destroyed a satellite communications center run by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels in their northern stronghold, an airforce spokesman said. The rebels said the air raid killed three civilians.

"Air force jets bombed an LTTE satellite communications and coordinating center in [the] Dharampuram area northeast of Kilinochchi on Sunday morning," said a spokesman at the Media Center for National Security, adding that details of casualties were not immediately available.

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Sri Lankan Air Force reported as "destroying" LTTE radio station
The Sri Lanka Army says its Air Force was able to completely destroy the clandestine LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) radio station at Thiruviyar, Kilinochchi, this evening at about 4.30 pm local time. A news report on the Sri Lanka Army website says:
“The clandestine terrorist radio, dubbed as Voice of Tigers, has been selling fabricated and totally false stories to the local community as well as to their sympathetic foreign agents for the last twenty years luring thousands of young Tamils into their fighting machine. Tuesday’s aerial attack totally crippled their radio transmissions and all other transmission of terrorist messages. Air Force sorties on specific target information carried out this successful air attack with the help of Mig and Kfir jets.”(Source: Sri Lanka Army/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)
The Liberation of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, Tamil), is a militant Tamil nationalist organizationthat has waged a violet secessionist campaign against the Sri Lankan government since the1970's to createa seperate Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka.
(Source: http://www.wikipedia.org/)
Tamil Eelam Homepage http://www.eelam.com/