1,974 Tigers killed this year says LTTE
One thousand nine hundred and seventy four Tigers have been killed this year, a pro-Tiger website quoting the LTTE said.
This is the highest number of Tigers killed that has been recorded since 1997 (2,112 killed) and 2000 (1,983 killed). The number of Tigers killed this year includes 1,398 male and 576 female cadres.
During the same period, the government has officially claimed a little over 1,300 security forces personnel were killed in action.
At least 1,000 LTTE cadres have been killed since 2006. According to the statistics, 4,180 Tigers in all have been killed since 2006.
The website also stated that 22,114 including 17,305 male and 4,809 female Tigers had been killed between November 27, 1982 to October 30, 2008.
In addition, a total of 372 Black Tigers (268 males and 164 females), 281 civilian auxiliary force members (276 males and five females) and 50 Tiger police personnel (47 males and three females) have been killed since 1982.
According to Government statistics, over 9000 Tigers have been killed in 2008.
Edited By - Berty - 23 Nov 2008 00:26:47 GMT