COAS General Raheel Sharif lauds successful completion of Shawal operation

18 Apr, 2016 6:33 pm

SHAWAL (92 News) – COAS General Raheel Sharif visited Shawal to review progress of the last phase of operation and spent a whole day with troops busy eliminating terrorists from their last bastion, close to Pak-Afghan border.

The COAS was briefed in detail by the formation commander about operational gains so far.

He was apprised that since the start of the last phase in February 2016, in treacherous terrain of Shawal, more than 800 sq km of area has been secured inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists.

Lauding the successful completion of the Shawal operation, the COAS acknowledged exceptional achievements, courage, determination and sacrifices of troops in achieving the objectives.

He, however, emphasized on consolidating the gains and resettle TDPs back in their areas to the best of our abilities.

Talking about breaking the nexus between terrorists and their facilitators sitting outside FATA, the COAS directed to undertake large-scale combing operations immediately to seek out terrorists, their sleeper cells and facilitators in areas other than FATA and enhance reach of the LEAs.

Addressing officers and jawans, the COAS said: “Standing shoulder to shoulder with us, the entire nation highly values the sacrifices being rendered in this fight against terrorism.”


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