Oddusuddan offensive (1999)

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Oddusuddan offensive
Operation Unceasing Waves III
Part of the Sri Lankan civil war
Date Oct – Nov 1999
Location Sri Lanka
Result Tamil Tiger victory
Emblem of Sri Lanka.svg Military of Sri Lanka Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
800 killed, wounded or missing (Tamil Tiger claim)[1] Unknown

The Oddusuddan offensive was a military operation in which the Tamil Tigers captured Oddusuddan from the Sri Lankan Army. They were also believed to have captured large amounts of weapons and ammunition as well as armoured vehicles[1] in this operation. The offensive was part of Operation Unceasing Waves III.

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  1. ^ a b "Tigers raise flag at Oddusuddan". TamilNet. 1999-11-02. Retrieved 2009-01-02.