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Ground offensive initiated in N. Waziristan’s Shawal Valley: ISPR

Latest Update: August 20, 2015 | 107 Views
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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Thursday said it had initiated ground operations to flush out terrorists from Shawal Valley, North Waziristan, according to a tweet from Major General Asim Bajwa – chief of the army’s media wing.

Maj Gen Asim Bajwa said Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had ordered the achievement of military objectives as soon as possible, and also commended the “ideal ground and air coordination” between the forces.

The announcement comes after the military pounded militant hideouts in Shawal via air force jets for almost a week, taking out dozens of terrorists and destroying ammunition dumps and hideouts.