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Reports on Armed Conflict in Tamil Eelam
NAVATKULY, THATCHANTHOPPU FALL TO LTTE
HEAVY FIGHTING CONTINUES IN KURUNAGAR
Press Release from LTTE Headquarters, Tamil Eelam
16 May 2000
The decisive battle for Jaffna resumed with great intensity as heavily armed combat formations of the Liberation Tigers opened up two frontal offensive assault last night in the coastal belt of the Jaffna city and in the Chavakachcheri sector.
The advancing LTTE forces engaged the Sri Lankan troops in a bloody battle at Pasaiyur and Kurunagar in the municipal outskirts of the city. The Tiger combat units have smashed through the defence lines of the government troops causing heavy casualties to the enemy. Heavy fighting is still raging in that sector.
In the Chavakachcheri sector, the LTTE fighting units overran Sri Lankan military positions at Navatkuli and Thatchanthoppu last night and brought the entire region under their control. Supported by heavy artillery and mortar fire the LTTE fighters have advanced further into Kaithady and have launched a massive assault on the main military base situated at Kaithady junction. According to latest reports received from the battlefield, the LTTE commando units have broken through the defence perimeters of the military base and ferocious fighting continues in the central sector of the base.
The operation code-named Unceasing Waves 3 for the liberation of the Jaffna peninsula resumed around 5p.m yesterday after a respite of three days during which time the LTTE has been consolidating its newly acquired territory and appealing to the Tamil civilians to move from battle zones to safe areas.