Pakistan Army has launched a comprehensive major operation in North Waziristan Area today after the Karachi Airport Attack incident. The operation launches after the approval of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. The operation has been names Zarb-e-Azb.
According to the Press Release of ISPR (Inter Services Public Relations)..
Rawalpindi – June 15, 2014: DG ISPR has said that on the directions of the Government, Armed forces of Pakistan have launched a comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists who are hiding in sanctuaries in North Wazirastan Agency. The operation has been named Zarb-e-Azb.
Using North Waziristan as a base, these terrorists had waged a war against the state of Pakistan and had been disrupting our national life in all its dimensions, stunting our economic growth and causing enormous loss of life and property. They had also paralyzed life within the agency and had perpetually terrorized the entire peace loving and patriotic local population.
Our valiant armed forces have been tasked to eliminate these terrorists regardless of hue and color, along with their sanctuaries. With the support of the entire nation, and in coordination with other state institutions and Law Enforcement Agencies, these enemies of the state will be denied space anywhere across the country. As always, armed forces of Pakistan will not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for the motherland.
During the air strikes on Sunday morning around 80 to 100 terrorist including Abu Abdul Rehman al-Maani, an Uzbak leader Al-Maani who was also a key commander of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has been killed.