Zarb-e-Azb update: 35 suspected militants killed in NW airstrikes
Hundreds of militants have been killed during the much-anticipated offensive.
PESHAWAR (Web Desk) - At least 35 suspected terrorists have been killed in Pakistan Air Force (PAF) airstrikes in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, Dunya News reported on Wednesday.
Zarb-e-Azb operation in North Waziristan Agency is progressing successfully, ISPR stated. Three militant hideouts have also been destroyed in the bombing.
The military has vowed to wipe out the strongholds which insurgents have used to mount countless deadly attacks in recent years.
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 weill as foreign fighters including Uzbeks.
The military says hundreds of militants have been killed during the much-anticipated offensive, however, It is impossible to verify their figures since the area is sealed off to journalists.