Eighteen months into Operation Zarb-e-Azb launched against militants, the military’s media wing claimed 3,400 militants have been killed so far.
“3,400 terrorists killed, 837 hideouts from where they were carrying out their terrorist activities destroyed,” DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said.
3400 terrorists killed,837 hideouts from where they were carrying out their terrorists activities destroyed-3 pic.twitter.com/j5J0xyLKTQ— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
“During last 18 months, over 13,200 IBOs carried out across the country in which 183 hardcore terrorists killed and 21,193 arrested,” he added.
During last 18 month over 13200 IBOs carried out across the country in which 183 hardcore terrorists killed,21193 arrested.IBOs continue-4— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
Update Op #Z-e-A:— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
One&half year after start of op ZeA,phenomenal successes achieved.Last pockets close to Pak-Afgn Border being cleared-1
Further, he said, “Success came at a heavy price as 488 valiant officers and men of Pakistan Army, FC K-P and Bolan and Sindh Rangers sacrificed their lives while another 1,914 were injured.”
Success came at a heavy price,488 valiant officers&men of Pak ArmyFC KPK,Bln,Rangers Sind sacrificed their lives &1914 injured in op ZeA-5— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
“Phenomenal successes [have been] achieved [during the operation] as last pockets to Pakistan Afghan border are being cleared,” Bajwa said. The sleeper cells have been largely disrupted while operation continues to burst the remaining, he added.
Terrorist' backbone broken.Main infrastructure https://t.co/4yv4ED0J6R with sleepercells largely disrupted.IBOs continue 2 burst remaining-2— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
Zero tolerance for Islamic State in Pakistan: DG ISPR
Regarding cases referred to military courts, DG ISPR said 142 cases were referred to 11 military courts with 55 of them decided, 87 in process, resulting in the conviction of 31 terrorists.
Total 11 mil courts.142 cases referred to mil courts.55 cases decided,87 cases in process.31 hardcore terrorists convicted-6— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
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“Support of the entire nation four its valiant armed forces and resolve expressed against terrorism post December 16 Army Public School attack had been the bedrock of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.”
Support of entire nation 4 its valiant armed forces&resolve expressed vs terrorism post 16 December APS attack been bed rock of op ZeA-7— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
Bajwa said that an overall improvement in security and law and order situation owing to the operation resulted in festivities, national events being celebrated and stability being achieved.
Overall improvement in security/law&order owed to Op Z-e-A.Festivities,natl events celebrated,stability being achieved-8— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
A glimpse of some of Weapons,ammunition,explosive and communication equipment recovered during Op Z-e-A pic.twitter.com/6D64feIfmS— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) December 12, 2015
Pakistan Army launched a military offensive, Operation Zarb-e-Azb, against militants in June last year.
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