Pakistan Army ends offensive in Khyber tribal region

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Published: July 3, 2015 5:48:51 PM

The Pakistani Government and security officials have said that the army has successfully ended the massive offensive in Khyber tribal region, eliminating the militants and blocking their crossing points on the borders with Afghanistan.

The Pakistani Government and security officials have said that the army has successfully ended the massive offensive in Khyber tribal region, eliminating the militants and blocking their crossing points on the borders with Afghanistan.

According to Dawn News, the officials said that it is still unclear whether military gains in the plains of Bara and upper reaches of Tirah valley could be sustained over a long period in the absence of administrative and auxiliary support systems.

Operation Khyber-2 has been formally brought to a close on June 15.

The military had gained control of strategically important areas, depriving Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-i-Islam of space in one of their toughest strongholds in the tribal regions, said sources.

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