COAS briefed on combing operation in Kurram Agency

RAWALPINDI, Aug 23 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday visited troops engaged in combing operations in Thall, Kurram Agency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The COAS was briefed in detail by operation commander about security situation in Kurram and progress of ongoing combing operations and Intelligence Based Operations (IBO).

While expressing his satisfaction over progress of combing
operations and the resultant security environment, he 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.

The COAS said that as we consolidate gains of kinetic
operations in FATA, our emphasis is on rooting out all their sleeper cells and a network of facilitator from FATA and across rest of the country.

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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 all cross border movement indiscriminately, in coordination with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSA) and Resolute Support Mission (RAM) in Afghanistan.

Earlier on arrival at Carom, the COAS was received by
Lieutenant General Haded ur Rehaman, Corps Commander Peshawar.