Army chief arrives in Waziristan to celebrate Eid with troops

WAZIRISTAN: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has arrived in Wana, South Waziristan to celebrate with troops engaged in operation Zarb-e-Azb, ARY News reported.

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He was accompanied by Corps Commander Peshawar.

The COAS will spend some time with the soldiers and exchange Eid greetings on this auspicious occasion.


Last year, the army chief had also arrived in volatile South Waziristan Agency to boost morale of the troops and spent Eid day with them.

Pakistan Army launched operation “Zarb-e-Azb” in June 2014 in a bid to wipe out militant bases in the North Waziristan tribal area and so bring an end to the bloody decade-long Islamist insurgency that has cost Pakistan thousands of lives.


The army intensified its offensive after last year’s Peshawar school attack which killed 151 since when there has been a lull in violence.


Overall levels of violence have dropped dramatically this year, with 2015 on course for the fewest deaths among civilian and security forces since 2007 — the year the Pakistani Taliban umbrella group was formed.


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Army chief arrives in Waziristan to celebrate Eid with troops

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