Fighting continues to grow more
intense in the north, with there being several hundred casualties on some days.
The LTTE mainly attacks government check points, which tend to be prepared for
this sort of thing. The army goes after LTTE defensive positions (trenches and
bunker complexes). The LTTE are suffering 4-5 casualties for every soldier
killed or wounded. There are occasional clashes in the east, but most of the
action is in the north, where the LTTE is short of food, medicine, ammo, morale
and just about everything else.
December 6, 2007: In the north, LTTE terrorists
used a claymore mine to hit a bus with hundreds of steel balls. Sixteen
civilians were killed.
December 4, 2007: Over 90 percent of the nearly
3,000 Tamils arrested recently in the capital, were released. But several
hundred were evicted from the capital, and sent north to Tamil areas. The
police continue to search for the LTTE terrorists who set of the two bombs in
the capital recently.
December 1, 2007: In response to the two suicide
bombing in the capital, police have been searching Tamil neighborhoods in the
area, and arresting those who were not supposed to be there. The LTTE has been
fighting hard up north, to breach the government lines, and send terrorist
teams south. Most of the terrorists are getting through as civilians, so the
army is restricting those movements as well. There is much anger among the
majority Sinhalese, at these LTTE terrorist attacks.