COAS was briefed by the operation commander about operational gains so far and the impending operations. The Army chief was also briefed that the deeply forested ravines of Shawal Valley and area ahead of Data Khel which have been frequent infiltration routes of terrorists between Pakistan and Afghanistan, is now the last bastion of terrorists left in North Waziristan.
General Raheel Sharif directed for immediate launching the last phase of the operation in North Waziristan which aims at clearing the remnants of terrorists from their hide outs in deeply forested ravines, isolate them and indiscriminately sever their links with their abettors anywhere across the country.
COAS expressed complete satisfaction over the gains and effects of operations and acknowledged the resolve of troops to fully eliminate terrorists from their left over sanctuary.
Boss in Shawal, North Waziristan Today.
Posted by Pakistan Defence on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
While addressing troops, participating in the operation, General Raheel Sharif commended their high state of morale and paid rich tributes to their resilience and sacrifice. COAS said that sacrifices of soldiers will not go in vain and the ultimate goal of a terror free Pakistan will be achieved.
Earlier, on arrival COAS was received by Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman, Commander 11 Corps Peshawar.
General Raheel Sharif has been on visit of the tribal area visiting front lines and meeting with troops participating in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.