General Raheel spends first of Ramadan with troops in war zone

05:57 PM | 19 Jun, 2015
General Raheel spends first of Ramadan with troops in war zone
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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif spent the first day of Ramadan at the front lines in Khyber Agency along Pak-Afghan border after returning from Moscow.

Army chief took briefing about the operation's progress as he spent the day with soldiers fighting against militancy in the western warfront.

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Gen. Raheel expressed determination of cleansing the country from terrorism. He said that facilitators of terrorists in the whole country would be brought to justice.

COAS lauded the valor and bravery of soldiers and officers fighting against terrorism in the area.

"War is ongoing in few areas of Pak-Afghan border as Pakistan army successfully destroyed the strongholds of militants," Gen. Raheel said.

He said that foreign-made explosive landmines were placed to create obstruction in the areas where forces conducted operation.

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"Operation in Khyber Agency is tough," he added.

Army chief also visited the anti-terrorism center during his visit where he monitored the learning and rehabilitation process of those who surrendered to the forces.

He also lauded the support of tribal people during the operation.