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Operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’, 2763 militants killed in a year: ISPR

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At least 2763 militants have been killed in this operation which was launched by Pak army against militants in North Waziristan, one year ago.

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DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said, “The operation has moved to last few pockets close to Pakistan, Afghanistan border and so far, 2,763 terrorists have been killed.” He also added that 347 soldiers and officers have also been killed since the start of the operation on June 15, 2014.

Furthermore, “218 hard core terrorists have been killed in cities, 9000 IBOs have been apprehended, thousand terrorists and abettors have been killed,” DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said.

 

He added that 837 militant hideouts have been destroyed and 253 tons of explosives recovered during the operation.

 

General Asim Bajwa said. “One year since start of the operation, significant achievements have been made in Fata, North Waziristan Agency and Khyber Agency.”

Going in details, DG ISPR claimed, “18,087 weapons, including rocket launcher, HMG, LMG, sniper rifles, AK-47s have been recovered from militant hideouts in NWA alone.” While acknowledging the role of media and civil society for playing an effective role, “The whole nation came together to totally eliminate terrorism,” he said.

Furthermore, the military vowed that the operation would continue to achieve a terror-free Pakistan.

 

“The visit of Chinese president and  other dignitaries, Pakistan, Zimbabwe cricket and the China, Pakistan Economic Corridor, Few effects of the operation have improved the environment.”

 

Pakistan Army launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb on June 15 last year following a deadly attack on the Karachi airport after talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan failed. Army chief General Raheel Sharif  has on multiple occasions affirmed that operation would continue till the elimination of the last terrorist.

Furthermore, earlier today, while addressing the Naval Academy passing out parade, “The entire nation expresses resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism,” General Raheel said.

He added that Operation Zarb-e-Azb is delivering decisive results and terrorists are resorting to desperate actions.

The army chief said it is “encouraging to see entire nation pursuing this national effort with a great sense of purpose,” Claiming that the battle against terrorism cannot be won by the armed forces alone.

Pakistan Army has cleared large areas of North Waziristan and Khyber Agency from terrorists through military operations and the next step is to clear Shawal Valley.

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