Sri Lanka: July 7, 2000


mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> Air force jets joined in a six hour battle against rebels. The LTTE admitted that it lost thirty troops in this action. When not on the offensive, the LTTE are at a major disadvantage, for the army can then go after LTTE supply dumps and camps, facilities that the LTTE has to at least try to defend. In these situations, government air power can be very effective.


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