Major NATO operation near Pak border on the anvil
01 July, 2012
QUETTA: The NATO forces are making full preparations for a major military operation against Taliban in Sar Lath, Shorawak and up to Panjpai areas across the border.
Military build up was confirmed by people who came from Afghan townships in the neighbourhoods of Naushki, Sar Lath, Shorawak and its adjacent area where heavy guns, armoured vehicles and helicopter gunship were seen. Local journalists reached by telephone confirmed the NATO military build-up close to the Pakistan borders near Naushki.
He quoted information from across the border that the NATO forces are engaged in a military build-up presumably to attack Taliban bases inside Afghanistan.
Spy planes were seen flying in the border areas and they had not crossed to the Pakistani territory, local residents of the border regions confirmed to this scribe. In some cases they are flying to identify movement of people on foot or in vehicles, sources claimed.
The NATO forces and their Afghan allies are getting massive military supplies from Kandahar and Spin Boldak areas close to Chaman. After dislodging Afghan Taliban from Helmand and its surroundings by the ISAF supported by the Afghan National Army a few years back, it will be a major military push to flush out Taliban, both Pakistani and Afghan, using the territory as a sanctuary, sources believed.
Off and on there were complaints that some Pakistani Taliban also used the Afghan territory as safe haven following actions and sometime they cross over to Pakistani territory.