Zarb-e-Azb: Thirteen militants killed in air strikes

PESHAWAR: Thirteen militants were killed and scores of their hideouts were destroyed on Wednesday in air strikes by Pakistan’s fighter jets in the Shawal area of North Waziristan tribal region, ARY News reports.

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Pakistan’s military launched an offensive in North Waziristan codenamed Zarb-e-Azb on June 15 after failure of peace talks between the government and coalition of militant groups Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

According to sources the jet strikes destroyed at least six hideouts in the Shawal region and the area near Dattakhel.

The military’s jet fighters pounded the area late on Tuesday.



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Zarb-e-Azb: Thirteen militants killed in air strikes

by Shakoor Nizamani