"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.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.