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    Operation Zarb-e-Azb updates (Khyber I and II)

    PESHAWAR: At least 15 militants were killed on Thursday in an operation carried out by security forces in Khyber tribal region’s Tirah valley, DawnNews reported.

    According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an operation in which 15 militants and one security officer was also killed.

    Moreover, the exchange of fire between militants and security officers are still continuing in southern sector of Tirah valley.

    At least 15 militants killed in Khyber?s Tirah valley | Pakistan | DAWN.COM

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    Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    PESHAWAR: At least nine suspected militants were killed and 10 others were injured in an ongoing operation against militants in Khyber Agency’s Bara area, sources told Dawn, adding that this operation has been named as Khyber I (Khyber one).

    Intensifying their efforts to counter militants in Khyber, security forces have upped action in the region.

    Senior security sources told Dawn that this was the first wave of a fresh offensive launched to clear Bara tehsil.

    Sources said the main aim of the operation was to clear Khyber from Bara until the border of Tirah valley, following which the second phase of the operation will begin.

    Curfew has been imposed in the area and people are not allowed to either enter or leave Bara.

    Security forces have also blocked all routes leading to Bara and have surrounded its Malikdinkhel, Akakhel and Sipah areas.

    Scores of families have started moving to safer places as the offensive against militant groups is intensifying. Jet fighters have also been seen flying in the area.

    Also read: Over 500 Akkakhel families leave Tirah

    A day ago, 21 suspected militants were killed when fighter jets pounded positions of the outlawed Lashkar-i-Islam group in Akakhel.

    Five hideouts of the Bara-based militant group were destroyed in the air strikes.

    Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal districts near the Afghan border, rife with homegrown insurgents and foreign militants. These are also home to religious extremist organisations including Al Qaeda.

    The plains of Bara hold strategic significance for militant groups as they connect the agency to the outskirts of Peshawar.

    The area was being used by militants to put pressure on the provincial capital. In recent weeks, police and military posts in and around Peshawar have come under attack.

    The key area also straddles the Nato supply line into Afghanistan.

    Khyber also links several agencies to each other, serving as a north-south route within Fata. The region has been long fought over by a mix of militant organisations, including the TTP, the Ansarul Islam and Mangal Bagh’s Lashkar-i-Islam.

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    Re: Nine suspected militants killed in Khyber operation

    Strange. I was informed 21 soldiers had died and there was a media black out. Strange indeed.

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    Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    PESHAWAR: Security forces formally launched military action ‘Khyber-1′ against terrorists in scattered areas of Bara in Khyber Agency on Friday.

    On the first day of the military action, a security official claimed that at least 11 militants were killed. However, no further details have been issued so far.

    “Khyber 1 [will have] a bad impact on Peshawar due to the geographical location of Bara, which is adjacent to the provincial capital,” said Capital City Police chief Muhammad Ijaz Khan while talking to The Express Tribune.

    Khan added that as a result of the military action, displaced tribesmen and militants would enter Peshawar for shelter.

    Moreover, Khan said Peshawar police is trying its best to handle the situation tactfully. In this respect, the city’s police is on high alert and keeping strict vigilance over the situation in Khyber Agency in the wake of the military action.

    The banned Lashkar Islam (LI), headed by Mangal Bagh, is considered a notorious militant group in Bara.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/776973/m...khyber-agency/
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    Re: Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    Good.luck to our jawans. God bless and protect you all!
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    Re: Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    Good luck and godspeed in their journey to eliminate enemies of Pakistan
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    Re: Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    We are 110% behind you Pak Fauj.

    We appreciate your bravary and sacrifice for us.

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    100 militants surrender in Khyber Agency

    KHYBER AGENCY: As many as 100 militants including commanders have surrendered before Pakistan Army, here on Saturday.

    According to the reports, the armed forces gained a major success as important Taliban commanders and other militants renounced violence and surrendered before the forces .

    The commanders and militants are from a banned militant group waging war against the state and armed forces of the country.

    http://www.thenewstribe.com/2014/10/...khyber-agency/

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    Re: 100 militants surrender in Khyber Agency

    Now we got pictures? Now that's great news to see and believe.

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    Re: 100 militants surrender in Khyber Agency

    anyone know if this is a result of the ground offensive that was mentioned on another thread khyber 1?

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    Post Key LI commander surrenders along with 80 men

    PESHAWAR: A key commander of the outlawed militant group Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) has surrendered to security forces along with 80 of his men.

    Sources said that LI commander Haji Faqeer and his men handed in their weapons in Khyber Agency's Shalobar area.

    Earlier another commander, Malam Khan, also surrendered along with several of his men.

    Militants later destroyed the homes of nearly 30 LI activists who had defected and surrendered to the government.

    Meanwhile, three FC personnel were injured in an attack along the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency.

    Official sources confirmed that the cross-border attack targeted Pakistani security forces in Kakhi Pass area, injuring the three personnel.

    Sources also said that both heavy and light fire was received from across the border.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1139215/key...ng-with-80-men
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    Re: Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    We needed to launch this operation a long time ago. There was practically no writ of the government in parts of Khyber Agency, such as Tirah and Bara.

    There was a fight between militants and pro-government lashkars, and the military hit militants with airstrikes, but never in a concerted effort; and this is really the first time a concerted operation in Khyber Agency is looking on the cards.

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    These militants are cowards, we need to destroy them, and get the tribesmen out of their grip, establishing the writ of the state. Enough is enough:

    Khyber Agency militants warn 'human shield' tribesmen to stay put



    PESHAWAR: With a major military operation expanding into the restive Khyber Agency, Bara-based militants warned local tribesmen on Tuesday against leaving the area — a move aimed at using the local population as human shields.

    Local and official sources confirmed that militants made announcements on the radio, warning that they would take over and blow up the houses of those who leave the area or pledge support to the government.

    The militants have already destroyed the homes of around 30 of their own fighters, including two militant commanders, who had surrendered to the authorities.

    Ealier, key commanders of the outlawed militant group Lashkar-i-Islam (LI), Hafi Faqeer and Malam Khan, had surrendered to the security forces along with more than 80 of their men.

    Militants later destroyed the homes of LI activists who had defected and surrendered to the government.

    Today's threat has followed after the political administration of Khyber Agency's three-day deadline to the militants in the Jamrud and Bara areas to lay down arms and surrender or face a full-fledged operation. Pamphlets containing the message and deadline were dropped from helicopters into the Jamrud and Bara areas of the Khyber tribal region two days ago.

    Also read: Khyber residents given three-day deadline to surrender arms

    An estimated 180 families from Bara already moved out to the Jalaozai area in the wake of the recently launched operation, Khyber 1, while many others were heading towards different safe zones.

    At least 30 suspects militants have died during the ongoing operation which was launched on information about the presence of militants in parts of Sipah and Akkakhel areas, according to Shahab Ali Shah, Khyber agency's political agent.

    Mangal Bagh-led Lashkar-i-Islam has had a strong presence in the areas being targeted in the operation.

    Anticipating a military operation in their areas in Tirah valley, hundreds of Akkakhel families had begun leaving their homes in Dars Jumaat, Shaddaly, Darota and Kulla areas of Akkakhel in Tirah valley.

    Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and lies near the Afghan border. The Taliban and other Al Qaeda-linked groups who stage attacks in both Pakistan and Afghanistan are also known to have strongholds in the zone.

    The latest operation was launched amidst 'Zarb-i-Azb', a full-fledged military operation being conducted by the Pakistani military against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants in North Waziristan tribal region.

    Zarb-i-Azb was launched on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on Karachi's international airport and failure of peace talks between the government and TTP negotiators.

    The Taliban and their ethnic Uzbek allies both claimed responsibility for the attack on Karachi airport, which was seen as a strategic turning point in how Pakistan tackles the insurgency.

    Nearly a million people have fled the offensive in North Waziristan, which is aimed at wiping out longstanding militant strongholds in the area, which borders Afghanistan.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1139403/khy...en-to-stay-put

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    Re: Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    Six suspected militants killed as forces continue operation in Khyber



    PESHAWAR: At least six suspected militants were killed and seven others were injured in fresh clashes between security forces and militants in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber, security sources told Dawn on Thursday.

    The latest clashes took place in the Sipah area of Bara tehsil with Operation Khyber I (Khyber one) underway in the region. The operation was formally launched earlier this month.

    Security forces have intensified their efforts to counter militants in Khyber and have upped action in the region.

    Sources had told Dawn earlier that Khyber I's main aim was to clear the areas lying from Bara until the border of Tirah valley, following which a second phase of the operation will be launched.

    Scores of families have been moving to safer places as the offensive against militant groups is picking up.

    Also read: Over 500 Akkakhel families leave Tirah.

    Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal districts near the Afghan border, rife with homegrown insurgents and foreign militants. These are also home to religious extremist organisations including Al Qaeda.

    The plains of Bara hold strategic significance for militant groups as they connect the agency to the outskirts of Peshawar. The area was being used by militants to put pressure on the provincial capital. In recent weeks, police and military posts in and around Peshawar have come under attack.

    The key area also straddles the Nato supply line into Afghanistan.

    Khyber also links several agencies to each other, serving as a north-south route within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The region has been long fought over by a mix of militant organisations, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Ansarul Islam and Mangal Bagh’s Lashkar-i-Islam.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1139838/six...tion-in-khyber

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    Re: Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    Bara Tehsil still has dozens of terrorists walking tall. Long way to go

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    Six suspected militants killed as forces continue operation in Khyber

    PESHAWAR: At least six suspected militants were killed and seven others were injured in fresh clashes between security forces and militants in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber, security sources told Dawn on Thursday.

    The latest clashes took place in the Sipah area of Bara tehsil with Operation Khyber I (Khyber one) underway in the region. The operation was formally launched earlier this month.

    Security forces have intensified their efforts to counter militants in Khyber and have upped action in the region.

    Sources had told Dawn earlier that Khyber I's main aim was to clear the areas lying from Bara until the border of Tirah valley, following which a second phase of the operation will be launched.

    Scores of families have been moving to safer places as the offensive against militant groups is picking up.

    Also read: Over 500 Akkakhel families leave Tirah.

    Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal districts near the Afghan border, rife with homegrown insurgents and foreign militants. These are also home to religious extremist organisations including Al Qaeda.

    The plains of Bara hold strategic significance for militant groups as they connect the agency to the outskirts of Peshawar. The area was being used by militants to put pressure on the provincial capital. In recent weeks, police and military posts in and around Peshawar have come under attack.

    The key area also straddles the Nato supply line into Afghanistan.

    Khyber also links several agencies to each other, serving as a north-south route within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The region has been long fought over by a mix of militant organisations, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Ansarul Islam and Mangal Bagh’s Lashkar-i-Islam.

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    Re: Operation ‘Khyber-1′ Launched

    Due to the lock down on pess releases we don't know the true picture.

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    Khyber Agency bombarded: 20 suspected militants killed



    PESHAWAR: At least 20 suspected militants were killed and several others injured early on Sunday as jet fighters targeted alleged hideouts in Bara tehsil of Khyber tribal region. Artillery and mortar fire supported the air strikes.

    The areas targeted were said to be the main operational terror centers of the banned outfits.

    Official sources say that the militants’ hideouts in Sipah, Malakdin Khel, Nalan Sur Kas areas of Bara were targeted in the fresh attacks, in which five militant hideouts were destroyed. None of this information could be independently verified however, given restrictions on access to the restive region.

    Recently, a clash took place in the Sipah area of Bara tehsil with Operation Khyber I (Khyber one) underway in the region. The operation was formally launched earlier this month. Sources had told Dawn earlier that Khyber I's main aim was to clear the areas lying from Bara up to the border of Tirah valley, following which a second phase of the operation would be launched.

    Scores of families have been moving to safer places as the offensive against militant groups is picking up.

    Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal districts near the Afghan border, rife with homegrown insurgents and foreign militants. These are also home to religious extremist organisations including Al Qaeda.

    The plains of Bara hold strategic significance for militant groups as they connect the agency to the outskirts of Peshawar. The area was being used by militants to put pressure on the provincial capital. In recent weeks, police and military posts in and around Peshawar have come under attack.

    The key area also straddles the Nato supply line into Afghanistan.

    Khyber also links several agencies to each other, serving as a north-south route within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The region has been long fought over by a mix of militant organisations, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Ansarul Islam and Mangal Bagh’s Lashkar-i-Islam.

    In June the army began an offensive against militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal agency after a bloody raid on Karachi Airport ended faltering peace talks between the government and the Taliban.

    North Waziristan is a major base for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

    The United States has long called for action against militant groups in North Waziristan, who have used the area as a staging post for attacks against NATO forces in Afghanistan.

    Pakistan's army says it has killed more than a thousand militants and lost 86 soldiers since the start of the operation.

    But the toll and identity of those killed is difficult to verify because journalists do not have regular access to the conflict zones.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1140509/khy...litants-killed

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    Eight soldiers, 21 suspected militants killed in Khyber operation

    PESHAWAR: At least 21 suspected terrorists were killed while several others injured during a major clearance operation in Spin Qamar area of Khyber Agency, Pakistan military claimed on Wednesday.

    “Eight soldiers embraced shahdat (martyrdom) during fierce fighting and exchange of fire with terrorists,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

    This is second phase of Khyber operation named as Khyber-II.

    In a separate incident, two members of a peace committee have been injured in Gomal Zam area. One of them is stated to be in critical condition.

    The information, however, could not be verified independently as access for journalists is restricted in the area.

    Earlier in the day, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asim Bajwa told reporters that more than 1,100 terrorists were killed during Zarb-i-Azb and 44 others during Khyber-I operation. However, he once again declined to give a timeframe for the end of the operations underway in North Waziristan and Khyber, saying these would continue in the two tribal regions until the areas were cleared.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1141159/eig...yber-operation

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    Eight soldiers, 21 suspected militants killed in Khyber operation

    PESHAWAR: At least 21 suspected terrorists were killed while several others injured during a major clearance operation in Spin Qamar area of Khyber Agency, Pakistan military claimed on Wednesday.

    “Eight soldiers embraced shahdat (martyrdom) during fierce fighting and exchange of fire with terrorists,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

    This is second phase of Khyber operation named as Khyber-II.

    In a separate incident, two members of a peace committee have been injured in Gomal Zam area. One of them is stated to be in critical condition.

    The information, however, could not be verified independently as access for journalists is restricted in the area.

    Earlier in the day, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asim Bajwa told reporters that more than 1,100 terrorists were killed during Zarb-i-Azb and 44 others during Khyber-I operation. However, he once again declined to give a timeframe for the end of the operations underway in North Waziristan and Khyber, saying these would continue in the two tribal regions until the areas were cleared.

    Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal districts near the Afghan border, rife with homegrown insurgents and foreign militants. These are also home to religious extremist organisations including Al Qaeda.

    The plains of Bara hold strategic significance for militant groups as they connect the agency to the outskirts of Peshawar. The area was being used by militants to put pressure on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital. In recent weeks, police and military posts in and around Peshawar have come under attack.

    The key area also straddles the Nato supply line into Afghanistan.

    Khyber also links several agencies to each other, serving as a north-south route within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The region has been long fought over by a mix of militant organisations, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Ansarul Islam and Mangal Bagh’s Lashkar-i-Islam.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1141159/eig...yber-operation

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