Rawalpindi, February 08: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Kurram Agency, today.
On arrival, he was briefed about the progress of Operation Azmari Ghero in Kurram agency. This operation was launched under strong demand of both local population and political administration of the area.
Success of the operation will not only secure Kurram but will also sever linkage of terrorist groups in North Waziristan and FATA. Due to this significant effect, the operation is characterized by tough resistance from desperate terrorists against the resolve and determination of the forces. In last two and a half months, the number of Shuhadas has reached 69 including 5 officers. Meanwhile 166 terrorists have been killed.
While interacting with troops involved in the operation, COAS lauded their sacrifices and efforts in fighting the menace of terrorism. He also appreciated the Political Administration for efficiently managing around two thousand displaced families. The displaced families have already started moving back to the areas cleared during the operations. Over six hundred of these families have resettled, after payment of compensation.
Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani.