Air strike were carried out in Ghulam Khan, Danday Kachkol, Gurbaz and Pasht Ziarat areas.

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – At least nineteen suspected terrorists have been killed in fresh airstrikes in North Waziristan tribal region on Tuesday, Dunya News reported.

According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), gunship helicopters pounded militant hideouts in Ghulam Khan, Danday Kachkol, Gurbaz and Pasht Ziarat areas.

Pakistan Army launched the offensive, named operation Zarb-e-Azb, on June 15, to clear insurgent bases from North Waziristan, near the Afghan border, after a brazen attack on Karachi airport and no headway made to reach a truce with militants during a faltering peace talks.

Army has used air strikes, artillery, mortars and ground troops to retake territory in North Waziristan held by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militant outfits.

Army says it has killed 1,129 terrorists and lost more than 80 soldiers since it launched operation Zarb-e-Azb. 

So far, security forces have cleared major towns of Miranshah, Mirali, Datta Khel, Boya and Degan, which were considered strong holds of terrorists.