Pakistan Army vows to eliminate terrorists from country

Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the gains and effects of the ongoing military Zarb-e-Azb operation, and acknowledged the army’s resolve to fully eliminate terrorists from their sanctuary.

General Raheel Sharif visited the country’s mountainous northwest region to review progress of the ongoing military Zarb-e-Azb operation against terrorits.

Gen Sharif was briefed by Zarb-e-Azb operation commander that the deeply forested ravines of the Shawal Valley and area ahead of Data Khel that have been frequent infiltration routes of terrorists between Pakistan and Afghanistan, was now the last bastion of terrorists left in North Waziristan, said an Inter-Service Public Relations statement.

Gen Sharif directed the forces to commence forthwith the last phase of the operation in North Waziristan which aims at clearing the remnants of terrorists from their hideouts in deeply forested ravines, isolate them and indiscriminately sever their links with their abettors anywhere across the country.

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