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Thursday Aug 27, 2015
By
AFP

Gen. Raheel visits Shawal Valley to review Zarb-e-Azb

By
AFP
RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has left for a visit to Shawal area of North Waziristan Agency to review the ongoing military operation after launch of ground offensive against the militants.

According to DG Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asim Bajwa on Thursday, the army chief will also meet the troops engaged in fight against militants.

After heavy air strikes by fighter jets for the last one-and-a-half years, the military announced last Thursday that it has launched a ground offensive against local and foreign militants in the remote and mountainous Shawal Valley of North Waziristan.

Chief of Army Staff frequently visits troops in the tribal areas to review the progress in the military operation Zarb-e-Azb.