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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Terrorists being targeted in Orakzai, Kurram: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The military is targeting terrorists in Orakzai and Kurram agencies and has destroyed several training centres in the areas, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Tuesday.
Speaking on Radio Pakistan, ISPR Director General Major General Athar Abbas said the military was moving according to its plans and terrorists had reportedly fled to Orakzai and Kurram, where their hideouts were being targeted.

He said around 600 terrorists had been killed and 22 arrested so far in the Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan, adding that about 70 army officers and jawans had also been martyred during the operation.

Maj Gen Abbas said the Pakistan Army would remain in South Waziristan until the complete restoration of peace and elimination of terrorists from the area. “Operation Rah-e-Nijat is going on successfully and terrorists are fleeing from their strongholds,” he added.

He said the military had destroyed all training centres of Baitullah Mehsud’s network in South Waziristan, while surrounding areas were also being cleared. “Action against the terrorists is continuing in nearby areas of Peshawar as well to make the city safer,” he said.

He said security had been tightened on all roads leading to Peshawar and other major cities to control the movement of terrorists. Abbas said the military and the people were sacrificing for a national cause and would prevail over the terrorists.

To a question, he said the Mehsud tribe was cooperating with security forces and hoped that the Mehsud people would soon return to their homes. app

source:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\122\story_2-12-2009_pg7_39

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