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One Year to Zarb-e-Azb

14 June, 2015

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RAWALPINDI- Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asim Bajwa today marked a year since the launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb with an overview of significant achievements.

According to ISPR, 2,763 suspected terrorists have been killed in the North Waziristan operation. Also, 837 hideouts have been destroyed and 253 tons of explosives have been recovered.

Major General Asim Bajwa said that militant strongholds and sanctuaries were cleared on a large scale in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, including North Waziristan and Khyber agencies.

He said that thousands of suspected terrorists and their abettors had been apprehended whereas ‘218 hardcore terrorists’ were killed in around 9,000 intelligence-based-operations (IBOs). He added that 347 military personnel had also lost their lives during the operation. 18,087 weapons including heavy machine guns (HMGs), light machine guns (LMGs), sniper rifles, rocket launchers and AK-47 rifles had been recovered during the past one year.

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