Zarb-e-Azb launched

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Zarb-e-Azb launched: Air Marshal Sohail Aman tasked to bring down terrorists in initial phase.

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A much awaited military operation in North Waziristan Agency has finally been launched today at the behest of the government by Pakistan’s Security Forces. Codenamed as Operation Zarb-e-Azb in the press release issued by the DG ISPR, this offensive has been aimed ‘against foreign and local terrorists who are hiding in sanctuaries in North Waziristan Agency.’

The initiation of Zarb-e-Azb, named after the sword of Prophet Mohammad, was preceded by the airstrikes of Pakistan Air Force jets in the early hours of Sunday in Degan and Datta Khel area of North Waziristan Agency. Reportedly 105 terrorists, mostly foreigners were exterminated in this onslaught, including Abu Abdul Rehman Almani, the key commander of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the mastermind of suicide operation carried out by Uzbek and Uighur terrorists at Karachi Airport on June 10.

The derailing of ongoing negotiations by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Central Shura through its roguish attacks destroyed the already frail peace process. The increased spate in attacks including a foiled cross border mobilisation attempt by TTP militants with the intent of attacking Pakistan Army check post in Bajaur agency and the Karachi Airport by TTP affiliate, IMU, reenforced the view that the militants are not serious about peace.

Operation Zarb-e-Azab

A military source privy to the tactical matters of Operation Zarb-e-Azab confided with this scribe that PAF will lead the attack in the initial phase. Air Marshal Sohail Aman, a distinguished security strategist cum former fighter pilot has been handed over the charge to sort out the mess through jet sorties before the army steps in for ground assault.

Note: PKKH will keep its readers updated about the military offensive in NWA.

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Talha Ibrahim - is a certified conflict analyst of United States Institute of Peace.

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    The government has issued an ultimatum to the terrorist TTP…surrender or be eliminated???unfortunately strong actions like this are necessary to bring peace…these radical Islamist militants can justify anything through their interpretations of sharia….bombing of schools! mosques! attacking school children! etc. etc….talks were tried but they cannot be reasoned with…they must now surrender or be eliminated…there is no other choice…

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    Shukar Allah KA
    There is no way you can talk to these brainwashed terrorists into any reasonable deal, Pakitanis have their own values and traditions, we should not have to do any negotiations over how we live our lives with these foreign radicals.
    I was mortified when the Gov said it wanted to have “talks” because I knew it was just giving TTP time to bring in more weaponry. You cant talk to crazy.
    This is a sad and tragic situation but for there to be peace in Pakistan, we need to eliminate these terrorists!

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    Dont u think that terrorists are right in certian assspects….For example the total ill dressing of women in our society ? They obviously deserve death but some of their opinions are right, its just the way that theyre implementing it is wrong !

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