RAWALPINDI – The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that one senior commander of outlawed militants died along with 18 others in latest airstrikes amid operation Zarb-e-Azb.
The military sources confirmed on Monday that air strikes on Tuesday have targeted the hideouts of militants in North Waziristan Agency. However, the name of senior militants commander could be made public until the publishing of this report.
Air strikes, artillery, mortars and ground troops have all been used to retake the rugged mountainous territory, which had become a haven for militants of all stripes — including Al-Qaeda and the homegrown Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as well as foreign fighters including Uzbeks.
In June the army began an offensive against militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal agency after a bloody raid on Karachi Airport ended faltering peace talks between the government and the Taliban.