RAWALPINDI- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif today, expressed complete satisfaction over progress made in Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan so far.

According to ISPR, General Raheel Sharif said this while presiding over the Corps Commander Conference, which was held today at General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi.

The participants of the conference were given detailed briefing on operation Zarb-e-Azb and the overall security situation. Participants vowed that terrorists would not be allowed to regroup and return to these areas; neither would they be allowed any space across the country.

The COAS paid rich tributes to the courage shown and sacrifices rendered by troops during the ongoing operation .

He emphasized on the need to consolidate operational gains made so far, which he hoped will also be backed up by long term counter terrorism and counter extremism measures by the concerned stake holders.

Recounting the sacrifices made and cooperation extended by our brave tribal brethren in fight against terrorism, COAS directed all concerned that no stone be left unturned to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs) during their stay outside and in their early return to their homes.

With the blessings of Allah Almighty and wholehearted support of our valiant nation, Operation Zarb-e-Azb will succeed, COAS concluded.