At least 25 militants were killed in airstrikes which targeted militants hideouts near Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency on Thursday, ISPR claimed.
“At least 25 terrorists were killed in aerial strikes ahead of Datta Khel area near the Pak-Afghan border,” an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“The fighting had intensified in the bordering areas of Shawal, while jets have been pounding militant hideouts in the area for months,” they said.
It is also said that when operation Zarb-e-Azab began, militants from all around the country flee in areas of Shawal to get safe heaven.
According to the sources, Operation Zarb-e-Azab has completed its work up to 70% and will soon be completing it in upcoming several months.
Zarb-e-Azab was launched on 15 June 2014, following Taliban’s attack on Jinnah International Airport on 8 June. Pakistani authorities are confident and united to eradicate terrorism from ‘Pak’ soil.
Prime Minister Nawaz sharif, addressing at U.N. General Assembly in New York emphasized on Pakistan’s contribution to eradicate terrorism from the country.
“Our operation, Zarb-e-Azb, is the largest anti-terrorism campaign against terrorists anywhere, involving over 180,000 of our security forces. It has made substantial progress in cleansing our country of all terrorists and will conclude only when our objective has been accomplished,” said Nawaz Sharif, while addressing the U.N General Assembly.