Sri Lanka jets raid top Tamil Tiger hideout: military

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Jan 23, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lanka air force jets have bombed a key jungle base in the northern Tamil Tiger stronghold of Kilinochchi Thursday, which the defence ministry said was frequented by the guerrilla leadership. . The defence ministry said the base identified as ‘X-ray’ base was raided at 11.15 am was a ‘hub’ of Tamil Tiger activities.

The defence ministry quoting the Sri Lanka Air Force said raids were carried out with “pinpoint accuracy on information obtained through real-time air surveillance and ground reconnaissance.”

The defence ministry said the location had been visited by a “high profile LTTE terrorist”.

Sri Lanka jets bombed a complex killing Tamil Tiger political wing leader S P Tamilselvan last year, and reports said another bombing raid had hit a bunker injuring Tiger leader Velluppillai Prabhakharan.