Attack on LTTE ‘capital’ next week: Sri Lankan army

September 25th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Sep 25 (IANS) The Sri Lankan army Thursday said soldiers were approaching the “political capital” of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the troopers would attack it next week.“Killinochchi (strong hold of the rebels) is within the firing range of our troopers and we will fire the first shot on Killinochchi next week,” Army Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka said, addressing a book launch ceremony here.

Claiming the troops were only 4-5 km away from Killinochchi, located about 354 km north of here, the battle-hardened army commander said the elusive rebel leader V. Prabhakaran was struggling to cope with the situation.

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