Tigers attack fleeing civilians
** Mass exodus from Mullaitivu
** Nearly 6000 civilians cross over on a single day
As the LTTE domination in the North is shrinking
into a mere 96 square km, over 5,593 civilians, who were kept as
hostages by the LTTE terrorists have crossed over to liberated areas
from the Suthandrapuram and Puthukudiyirippu in Mullaitivu amidst
heavy beating and shooting by the LTTE, during the last 48 hours.
Fate of Soosai not known
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets bombed
an LTTE complex used by the Sea Tiger leader Soosai as his command
post situated one kilometre northeast of Puthukudiyiruppu junction.
Puthukuduyiruppu awaits final battle
Civilian exodus towards Security Forces
Apparently Liberation Tigers were in no mood to
liberate the Tamil population. Though they were given 48 hours to
let go the civilians, they made use of that time to regroup and
fight back to recapture the areas lost to the troops.