Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) jet bombers took off from KAB to bomb identified LTTE targets in the heated Mannar region today at around 11.30AM. Several LTTE mortar positions and gathering points were bombed in the raid. Fighter jets attached to the 10th fighter squadron took part in the sortie.
Meanwhile Naval troops observed an unidentified aircraft in Trincomalee region yesterday. It is now confirmed that the sighted aircraft did not belong to SLAF. It is speculated that the plane belonged to Tamil tigers and it was on a training/intelligence mission.
Meanwhile on the 13th, many pro LTTE media claimed that a Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir Jet bomber crash landed after being hit by anti aircraft fire. The statement was backed by photographic evidence; photographs showed what was supposed to be parts of the damaged aircraft. However, DefenceNet can confirm that this claim is completely false and no SLAF aircraft were damaged in any such incident.