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Army chief reviews Zarb-e-Azb progress during Waziristan visit

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday visited North and South Waziristan and spent day with jawans and tribesmen of the area.

According to ISPR, the COAS reviewed progress on the on-going operation Zarb e Azb and repatriation of Temporarily Displaced People (TDP), during his visits to the areas.

Meanwhile, the army chief attended in Peshawar the funeral prayers of Major Ali Jawad, who got injured in cross border firing from Afghanistan and later died in hospital.

The army had launched the operation in mid-2014 in a bid to wipe out militant bases in the area and end the near decade-long insurgency that has cost Pakistan thousands of lives.

The operation was intensified after the Taliban massacred more than 150 people, the majority of them children, at a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in December 2014.

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