27 Tiger casualties - radio

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 September 1999, 09:12 GMT]
The Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said this morning that 27 Liberation Tigers, including 12 women fighters, died during the fierce fighting in the western coastal area of Mannar on Sunday.

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) claimed over one hundred Tigers were killed in the fighting.

According to Sri Lanka defence sources, at least 50 SLA soldiers were killed and over 700 wounded in the fighting.

The VoT said the Tigers have recovered the bodies of 23 Sri Lanka Army soldiers, and added arrangement are being made to hand over 15 bodies which are in good condition through the ICRC today. The other bodies have been cremated, the radio added.

According to the radio, the Tigers have recovered a large haul of weapons, including several T56-type assault riffles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), Light Machine Guns, mortars, grenade launchers, and claymore mines, and ammunition.

The radio also gave the names of three Tigers killed in the fighting. They are: Lt.Shanthini (Thurairasa Ruganthini of Jaffna) Lt.Nanthaa (Sinniha Vicky of Trincomalee) and Lt.Ranjini (Shankar Indrani of Nedunkerni).


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