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LTTE preparing for massive attack in the East

November 2, 2006

During the peace talks in Geneva the Tigers increased their cadres and their heavy weapons deployment in Kadiraveli, Mavilaru south and Kadjuwatte North areas. After the Peace Talks in Geneva the Tigers escalated their mortar and Artillery attacks on the Kadjuwatte and Mankerni Army camps from their positions in Kadiraweli. These sporadic artillery and mortars attacks intensified but was repulsed successfully by the Security forces. These Tiger attacks reached its peak on Tuesday (31) and on Wednesday (01) with ground and aerial intelligence reports confirmed Tiger terrorist were precisely targeted by air strikes although pro Tiger terrorist media outlets allege otherwise.

With the increasing activities of the Tiger terrorists, there are reports that a total of 189 civilians from the Kaddimurichchikulam and Kirimichiya villages in the Tiger controlled areas have moved across to the government controlled areas. 156 Tamil civilians have moved to Punani and 33 to Mankerni to avoid being caught in the armed conflict which they expect will be launched by the Terrorists. 23 who have come across are infants. All these Tamil civilians have been given food, clothing and shelter by the Security Forces’.

These civilians have escaped to government controlled areas in fear of Tiger reprisals, attacks and being forcibly employed to dig trenches, bunkers, and build defenses as they did in the Sampur, Selvanagar, Mutur areas recently prior to attacks. These civilians have also informed that Tiger terrorists are moving their logistics requirements as heavy mortars, guns, and material for the construction of bunkers as well as anti-personnel mines and Claymore mines as they did before they closed the sluice gates of Mavil Aru on 18th July. The Tamil civilians also are aware of the well known practice of the Tiger terrorists to use innocent Tamil civilians as human shields to gain sympathy for their separatist struggle.

Although the Tiger terrorists announce to the international community that they are the "sole representatives of the Tamil people" while the Armed forces are the enemy. However the arrival of these Tamil civilians to government controlled areas proves to the international community that the Security Forces are their friend and the Tigers their enemy.

Tiger soldier escapees who have surrendered recently to the Security Forces and the Tamil civilians arriving during the past ten days and also the activities of the tiger terrorists in the past few days confirm that a massive attack on the Security Forces is imminent. On the 31st of October, two of the Tiger groups on a reconnaissance mission were killed and their weapons and radio set were recovered. These are the Tiger intelligence gathering reconnaissance patrols to finalize their attack plans.

Meanwhile, the announcement of the Tiger spokesman that they will soon recapture their lost ‘territory’ and the situation created by the Tiger terrorists indicate that they will launch their attack in the East prior to the birthday of their leader on the 26th. However, Tiger terrorists would have to bear the responsibility if they attempt to enter forcibly areas controlled by the Security Forces as it is their duty to create an environment to enable all communities to live in peace.

Meanwhile with the LTTE preparing for offensives in the East the, Sri Lankan Air force conducted precision air strikes today at identified tiger targets in Mannar and Kilinochchi to preempt the LTTE’s offensive efforts.

The first target engaged during early hours was a sea tiger base located North of Mannar and the target details were confirmed both by ground and electronic intelligence sources’ to the Air Force.

The other target engaged around 2.00 p.m was a tiger’s military training base located 10 kms South East of Kilinochchi.

The intelligence and surveillance sources confirmed as heavy damages to the tigers.

Courtesy: MCNS

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