SL army begins final assault on LTTE in Puthumattalam: TV

According to media reports, Sri Lankan army has launched the final assault against LTTE in Puthumattalam, which is the last LTTE sand ridge to be captured by the SL army. LTTE had held civilians hostage in Puthumattalam till yesterday. See Map
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Updated on Apr 21, 2009 12:20 PM IST
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Agencies | By, New Delhi

According to media reports, the Sri Lankan army has launched the final assault against LTTE in Puthumattalam, which is the last LTTE sand ridge to be captured by the SL army. LTTE had held civilians hostage in Puthumattalam till Monday.

The deadline for the surrender of LTTE chief V Prabhakaran ends at 12 noon today.

Meanwhile, the United States on Tuesday expressed its deep concern over humanitarian situation in the conflict zones there saying, "it is in terrible condition".

"We are very concerned about humanitarian situation there. It is dire," State Department Acting Spokesman, Robert Wood, told reporters in response to a question.

He called on both the parties in Sri Lanka to cease their violent activity and protect the civilians in the safe zones.



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