Pakistan's air chief leads from the front in Zarb-e-Azb

Islamabad - Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman reiterated his resolve to root out menace of terrorism from the country.



By Our Correspondent

Published: Sun 23 Aug 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 23 Aug 2015, 11:15 AM

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman is leading the air campaign against militants hideouts in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan in the 'decisive phase of Operation Zarb-e-Azb'.
The air chief, along with a formation of the fighter aircraft, took off from a forward operating base of PAF on Friday. Several militant hideouts and explosive depots have been destroyed during the recent air campaign.
Addressing air staff on the frontline, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman reiterated his resolve to root out menace of terrorism from the country, said a military statement.
He said that PAF had played a decisive role in the 1965 war and now was playing a key role in the operation Zarb-e-Azb. "PAF will continue to prove in future that it is an efficient and hard-hitting air force second to none," the statement added.
The military also launched a ground offensive in the Shawal area of Waziristan regarded as last strong hideout of the Taleban. Over 150 militants were killed in five days.
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