LTTE defenses continue to crumble, and the organization is regressing
back to a terror group, rather than a rebel army. The LTTE is losing control of
more territory each day. Suicide bomb attacks are meant to stir up ethnic
strife, that will make Tamils angry enough to support the LTTE again. That does
not appear to be working, as nearly 600 LTTE fighters have surrendered so far
8, 2007: In the east, a major LTTE camp was captured by the army. There, they
found a truck loaded with explosives, and rigged to be used as a truck bomb.
This was apparently intended for a major attack in the capital.
6, 2007: Another LTTE suicide bomber, apparently female, attacked a bus 85
kilometers south of the capital, killing eleven, and wounding up to
5, 2007: An LTTE suicide bomber attacked a bus outside the capital, killing
five and wounding nearly fifty others.
4, 2007: The army and air force continue their attacks on LTTE targets in the
east (where the LTTE is rapidly losing control) and the north (where the LTTE
is more powerful.) LTTE losses for December were some 2,200 killed, and many
more wounded. LTTE is having a hard time recruiting new people, and has been
relying more on coercion. This, however, produces troops of uncertain quality.