Sri Lanka: Terror Alert


June 12, 2007: The government has alerted the population to look for LTTE terrorists, as more terror attacks are expected. The LTTE military forces are in a shambles, and all indications are that the LTTE is trying to mobilize a major terror campaign. But so far, that has failed, largely because so many Tamils are willing to report on terrorist activity. Meanwhile, the military operations proceed slowly, the government not wanting to incur heavy casualties by moving quickly against fortified LTTE positions.

June 11, 2007: LTTE terrorists attempted to destroy an electricity transmission tower in the capital with a bomb, but failed because the bomb was too weak. In the east, the army continued to find large LTTE ammo dumps, and chased remaining LTTE fighters through the forests.

June 10, 2007: The discovery of large quantities of LTTE explosives, and capture of documents has caused the government to issue an alert to be on the lookout for a truck carrying at least half a ton of explosives, and trying to get close to a government building. Meanwhile, in the north, sailors found a LTTE mortar position, killed or drove off the LTTE gunmen and captured over 600 82mm shells and anti-tank mines.

June 9, 2007: When the government learned of the police evictions of Tamils from the capital, the police were ordered to stop such illegal actions, and those expelled were told they could come back.

In the east, the army captured four more LTTE camps, and killed 33 LTTE gunmen. Two soldiers were killed.

June 7, 2007: In the capital, police began forcing Tamils to leave and move to Tamil areas in the east and north. This was in response to more Tamil terrorist attacks, and belief that the terrorists were supported by the more than 200,000 Tamils who live in the capital. About 400 Tamils were moved back to the villages they had recently fled, to avoid the fighting with the LTTE.

June 6, 2007: LTTE spies have been caught, mingling with civilians to get near army artillery positions with GPS receivers and radios, and then to let LTTE artillery know the exact positions of the army ammo storage, as well as the guns.


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