Sri Lanka: government trying to break reservoir blockade

Sri Lanka: government trying to break reservoir blockade
Sri Lanka: government trying to break reservoir blockade

"Our air force is targeting terrorist bases and our ground troops have started operation today," military spokesman Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe said.

The latest attempt to break the 12-day rebel blockade of the facility's canal gate follows an intense gunbattle near the northeastern city of Trincomalee, as well as fighting and attacks elsewhere Monday that killed at least 63 people, according to the AP.