Sri Lanka Air Force`s (SLAF) fighter jets carried out night air raids on identified LTTE targets in Omanthai and Mannar yesterday, the military said.
A senior Air Force official said that soon after midnight on Saturday, MI-24 helicopters pounded several LTTE mortar locations close to the Forward Defence Lines in Omanthai.
`There locations are used by the Tigers to launch mortars at the Security Forces,` he said.
He also said Air Force fighter jets pounded a Sea Tiger base in Kirinchchi, north of Mannar. around 4.30 am yesterday.
`Ground troops confirmed that both bombardments were able to successfully neutralize the enemy targets,` the official added.
Meanwhile, the pro-LTTE TamilNet website, confirming the air attacks by the Sri Lanka Air Force claimed that fighter helicopters attacked a Multi Purpose Co-Operative Society lorry and two otherlorries belonging to private traders near anthai.
However the website failed to give any further details about the damages and casualties following the attack.
The SLAF intensified its air raids in the north and east following Tiger attack at the Katunayake air base using single engine air craft, where three SLAF personnel were killed and injured sixteen others.
On Saturday too, Air Force fighter jets launched an air strike at a clearly identified sea Tiger base in Kadaikadu, north of Chalai, in the Mullativu district.