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Air chief participates in Zarb-e-Azb air strikes

Latest Update: August 21, 2015 | 70 Views
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PESHAWAR: Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman is leading from the front by participating in air strikes carried out against terrorists hiding in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan in the ‘decisive phase of Operation Zarb-e-Azb’.

The air chief, along with a formation of the fighter aircraft, took off from a forward operating base of PAF on Friday.

Several militant hideouts and explosive depots have been destroyed during the recent air campaign.

The air chief also met with the air and ground crew and lauded their services for the nation. “He also appreciated their selfless devotion and morale while paying tribute to the iconic war veterans of PAF,” said a statement issued by the PAF.

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman reiterated his resolve to root out menace of terrorism from the country, said the statement.

He said that PAF had played a decisive role in 1965 war and now was playing a key role in operation Zarb-e-Azb.

“PAF will continue to prove in future that it is an efficient and hard-hitting air force second to none,” the statement concluded.

PPI