Sri Lanka's air force has pounded a Tamil Tiger rebel training camp and supply base deep in the northern jungles, a day after a fierce sea battle destroyed six rebel boats, the military said, the Associated Press reported.
Air force spokesman Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara did not provide details of damage or casualties at the training camp and logistics facility in northern Mullaitivu district, but said the pilots confirmed they had "hit the target accurately."
The airstrike came a day after a sea battle between the navy and the Sea Tigers off the northern Jaffna peninsula.
The military said the navy destroyed four rebel boats, killing 14 rebels, while air force planes destroyed two
more boats and killed three more rebels.
Meanwhile Sunday, army troops averted a rebel attempt to infiltrate the defense line in the northern Vavuniya
district and later found a rebel body, the military said in