Pakistan air strikes target Taliban hideouts in Waziristan

Written by PTI | Peshawar | Updated: Feb 25 2014, 17:45pm hrs
Pakistan military today carried out air strikes targeting Taliban hideouts in the country's tribal region of North and South Waziristan.

Security sources say a number of Taliban hideouts have been completely destroyed in Shawal valley of the region.

The air strikes are part of military's new strategy to launch intelligence based limited operations.

The continuous strikes in various parts of the tribal region since last week have led to feeling that a full fledged military operation against Taliban could begin soon.

Thousands of people have started fleeing the area.

The government was forced to suspend peace dialogue with the Taliban and go in for air strikes following the beheading of 23 Frontier Corps personnel.

The government has maintained that it is still for solution through talks and have demanded that the Taliban announce a ceasefire.