In the east, the army
continues finding and destroying military facilities the LTTE has built over
the last decade. There are still hundreds of armed, and dangerous, LTTE gunmen
in the east, but they are no longer an organized threat. In the north, the LTTE
continues to forcibly recruit teenagers. The fighting is getting nastier, as
the LTTE increasingly targets civilians (both non-Tamils, and Tamils who oppose
the LTTE). There are 50-100 casualties a day, including civilian victims of
terrorism or Tamils who oppose the LTTE. It looks like the end for the LTTE.
However, the fanatics who form the core of the LTTE are still out there, and apparently
determined to fight to the death. That could be ugly, and costly in terms of
military and civilian lives.
April 7, 2007: In the north, the LTTE
attacked a bus full of civilians, killing seven and wounding 26.
April 4, 2007: The air force found and bombed
the headquarters of the LTTE naval forces, in the north. Fuel supplies and
buildings were destroyed.
April 3, 2007: The army captured another four
LTTE camps in eastern Sri Lanka, killing 23 LTTE gunmen in the process. Now
several hundred more LTTE fighters have no place to live, although most of them
are probably already dead, or have deserted. The only forces the LTTE have left
in that area are scattered in remaining camps. Many senior LTTE leaders have
already moved to the remaining LTTE bastion in the north. The LTTE has
increased its attacks on non-Tamils in the east, especially Sinhalese (the
majority of Sri Lankans).