Operation Zarb-e-Azb: 25th June Developments

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Armed Forces, North Waziristan, Pakistan, Taliban, Zarb-e-AzbThe eleventh day of the operation resulted in some phenomenal developments. The first batch of militants surrendered to security forces. Devastation of militant hideout with the help of airforce jets continued, while the ground forces still waited for the complete evacuation of the civilians from the populous town areas to initiate the offensive.

Casualties

At least 13 suspected militants were killed and five militant hideouts were destroyed in fresh airstrikes carried out by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircrafts in Mir Ali area.

Surrender

12 militants surrendered their weapons to security forces in North Waziristan, an achievement depicting that command and control system of the insurgents has been indented by Zarb-e-Azb planners.

Arrests

A key commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Tayyab alias Omar Pagal, a notable suicide attack trainer was arrested during a raid conducted by Islamabad Police and other law enforcement agencies in Tarnol, suburb area of Islamabad.

Internally Displaced Person (IDP)

According to the new report published by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), so far 36,831 families have been registered that crossed over from North Waziristan.  The total number of IDPs reached 456,508 including 120,110 male, 143,996 female and 192,442 children.

 

 

Other Developments

Directory General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) requested people of Pakistan to help the displaced populace in his tweet on a social media website.

Malik Riaz, a renowned business tycoon announced Rs. 500 million aid and offered to provide food, health and education services for the benefit of civilian evacuees.

The UAE government has announced 2.5 million dollars in an aid package for those sheltering in camps and UNHCR has promised to provide 16,000 tents and the same number of non-food items if needed by the IDPs.

The Senate of Pakistan has also contributed Rs. 5 million from the Senate Emergency Relief Fund. A cheque was handed over to Commander Logistic Area Major General Sherazi at the General Headquarters-Rawalpindi by the Secretary Senate Amjad Pervez Malik.

Contributing Reporter: Atiq Durrani

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