Troops capture key Sri Lankan area, 420 killed

April 5th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, April 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka troops Sunday captured the Puthukkudiyiruppu area in Mullaitivu district, killing over 420 guerrillas over the past three days, a military spokesman said.
“The 53 and 58 Divisions captured the entire Puthukkudiyiruppu area this morning, inflicting heavy damage among the LTTE fighting cadres,” military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.

The troops also seized three 130 mm long-range artillery guns from the rebels.

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