The government has alerted the
population to look for LTTE terrorists, as more terror attacks are expected.
The LTTE military forces are in a shambles, and all indications are that the
LTTE is trying to mobilize a major terror campaign. But so far, that has
failed, largely because so many Tamils are willing to report on terrorist
activity. Meanwhile, the military operations proceed slowly, the government not
wanting to incur heavy casualties by moving quickly against fortified LTTE
June 11, 2007: LTTE terrorists attempted to
destroy an electricity transmission tower in the capital with a bomb, but
failed because the bomb was too weak. In the east, the army continued to find
large LTTE ammo dumps, and chased remaining LTTE fighters through the
June 10, 2007: The discovery of large
quantities of LTTE explosives, and capture of documents has caused the
government to issue an alert to be on the lookout for a truck carrying at least
half a ton of explosives, and trying to get close to a government building.
Meanwhile, in the north, sailors found a LTTE mortar position, killed or drove
off the LTTE gunmen and captured over 600 82mm shells and anti-tank
June 9, 2007: When the government learned of
the police evictions of Tamils from the capital, the police were ordered to
stop such illegal actions, and those expelled were told they could come back.
In the east, the army captured four more LTTE
camps, and killed 33 LTTE gunmen. Two soldiers were killed.
June 7, 2007: In the capital, police began
forcing Tamils to leave and move to Tamil areas in the east and north. This was
in response to more Tamil terrorist attacks, and belief that the terrorists
were supported by the more than 200,000 Tamils who live in the capital. About
400 Tamils were moved back to the villages they had recently fled, to avoid the
fighting with the LTTE.
June 6, 2007: LTTE spies have been caught,
mingling with civilians to get near army artillery positions with GPS receivers
and radios, and then to let LTTE artillery know the exact positions of the army
ammo storage, as well as the guns.