Operation commander 180 militants killed in operation to clear Sararogha.
WANA, November 17, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Operation commander
Rah-e-Nijat Brigadier Shafiq has said that the security forces have
cleared Sararogha, militants stronghold in South Waziristan after
intense battle of 5 days in which 180 militants lost their lives and 7
soldiers embraced martyrdom. Briefing to media men, he said, the troops
are advancing towards Makeen, another stronghold of the militants, and
the area would also be cleared within some days. Several commanders of
banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Uzbeks and Arabs militants were among
the 180 dead militants, he said, adding that, the forces have also
recovered huge cache of weapons, 70 landmines and 21 suicide jackets.
Search and clearance operation has also been started in Sararogha and
would be ended in one week, Brig. Shafiq said. When asked about the loss
of security forces, he said, 7 soldiers embraced martyrdom and 14 other
received injuries in operation to clear Sararogha. He said that the
militants are on run and operation would be ended soon.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)