|From the horse's mouth...
and see how the picture 'gets clearer' by the day! LOLZ.
April 23, 2008: The long feared LTTE counter-attack came in Jaffna. The well trained LTTE fighters attacked army positions and drove back the troops. Unlike in the past, the soldiers rallied and held their lines. The main fighting lasted all day (eleven hours) and left over 200 dead (about 40 percent of them LTTE) and several hundred wounded on both sides. The army always believed that the LTTE was holding back a force of several hundred combat veterans. This reserve could be used for a last stand, or an offensive meant to demoralize the army and halt the dismantling of LTTE defenses in the north. In the last four months, the army believes it has killed 3,100 LTTE fighters. At the start of the year, there were believed to be 5,000 LTTE fighters under arms, and since then, several thousand more have been recruited. This included many teenagers, which caused a stink with NGOs, and the parents of many of the kids. The LTTE is short on weapons and ammo. The way this script works, once the 'victory offensive' fails, despair follows and morale plummets. But the core leadership of the LTTE is pretty fanatic and ruthless. This will probably end ugly.
esp. this part...
The way this script works, once the 'victory offensive' fails, despair follows and morale plummets.
not so much to the SWETs, though!
Edited By - AnGamPora - 24 Apr 2008 13:02:48 GMT