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REPORTS ON ARMED CONFLICT IN TAMIL EELAM
Sea Tigers raid Sri Lanka Navy camp close to Jaffna city
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) Sea Tigers naval wing launched a raid in the early hours of Thursday on the Sri Lanka Navy camp located at Chiruththeevu islet, close to Ma'ndaitheevu island and Jaffna city, LTTE officials in Vanni told TamilNet.
At least 13 Sri Lanka Navy personnel were killed and many sailors wounded in the raid carried out by a special marine wing of the Sea Tigers, the Tiger officials said adding that they have seized weapons including a 50-caliber machine gun, a mortar, two LMGs and military equipments including a radar from the strategic SLN camp situated at the islet facing Jaffna. 3 SLN bodies were also recovered by the Tigers and they identified one sailor.
The raid was launched at 1:25 a.m. and the camp was brought
under the LTTE control at 2:00 a.m. One 50 caliber machine gun, one radar
equipment, one RPD LMG, one AK LMG, one 60 mm mortar, one 40 mm Rocket Launcher,
four T-56 type-2 assault rifles were seized by the Sea Tigers.