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COAS expresses satisfaction over combing operations in FATA

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has expressed satisfaction over combing and intelligence based operations (IBOs) in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) resulting in improvement in security environment.INP Reported.
ISPR said that Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited troops engaged in combing operations in Thall, Kurram Agency on Tuesday during which he was given detailed briefing by operation commander about security situation in Kurram Agency and progress of ongoing combing operations and IBO Ops.
Expressing his satisfaction over progress of combing operations and IBOs as a result of which the security situation has improved, the COAS appreciated the valour and gains made by troops and the value these operations are bringing to cleansing of the area from terrorists and their sympathizers.
He said that as we consolidate gains of kinetic operations in FATA, our emphasis is on rooting out all their sleeping cells and a network of facilitators from FATA and across rest of the country. Our operations will continue across the board without any discrimination and Pakistan will not allow any terrorist to use its soil for terrorism against any other country, he reiterated.
The Army Chief reviewed new deployments and structures being made to improve border management and directed stringent measures to check all cross border movement indiscriminately, in coordination with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan.
Earlier on arrival at Kurram, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Peshawar, Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehaman.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday visited troops engaged in combing operations at Thall, Kurram Agency, the ISPR said.
According to the ISPR, the COAS was briefed in detail by the Operation Commander about the security situation in Kurram, progress of the ongoing combing operations and the Intelligence-based operations.
The COAS expressed his satisfaction over the progress of combing operations and the security environment achieved as a result of the operations, the ISPR statement said.
“He appreciated the valour and gains made by troops and the value these operations are bringing to cleanse the area from terrorists and their sympathizers,” the statement read.
“The COAS reiterated that our operations will continue across the board without any discrimination and Pakistan will not allow any terrorist to use its soil for terrorism against any other country. COAS reviewed new deployments and structures being made to improve border management and directed stringent measures to check across the border movement indiscriminately, in coordination with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan,” the ISPR stated.
Upon his arrival at Kurram, the Army Chief was received by Corps Commander Peshawar, Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehaman.



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