RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Wednesday that Operation Zarb-e-Azb was in its final stages in North Waziristan.
According to an ISPR press release, COAS visited front lines in Waziristan and reviewed progress of the ongoing operations. Showing satisfaction over gains of the operations so far, COAS appreciated the highest state of morale manifested while fighting terrorists in the most rugged terrain.
Speaking to troops, COAS said operation remnants of terrorists who have been squeezed into penny pockets will also be cleared shortly from North Waziristan.
COAS oversaw future operations including Shawal and directed commanders to ensure that terrorists must remain cut off from their friends and their outside support.
“These enemies of state and their financiers will not find any place in the country and will ultimately meet their justified end.”
COAS said the successes of operation Zarb-e-Azb and sacrifices of our officers and men have been acknowledged by the entire nation.