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Govt permits air strikes in North Waziristan: sources

RAWALPINDI: The military has launched air operations in North Waziristan tribal region with the consent of the government, citing military sources, ARY News reported on Saturday.

According to sources, the military had sought permission from the government to launch air strikes in the region after continued attacks on security convoys despite dialogue between the government and the militants.

The government has granted permission of the air attacks in North Waziristan region, sources said.

The military conducted air raids in the tribal region after attacks in Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), sources said.

Pakistani forces have also launched a ground operation against the militants in the area bordering Afghanitan, sources said. The troops targeted Machis Camp area near Miranshah, the main town of the North Waziristan region.

A large number of local tribesmen fleeing from the region due to tension and uncertainty in the area.

Local officials said that they are lacking funds to help the displaced persons and not received any reply from the federal government on their request.




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