ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif yesterday visited troops engaged in combing operations in Thall, Kurram Agency.

According to ISPR, he was briefed in detail by operation commander about security situation in Kurram and progress of ongoing combing operations and IBO Operations.

While expressing his satisfaction over progress of combing operations and the resultant security environment, he appreciated the valour and gains made by troops and the value these operations are bringing to cleansing of the area from terrorists and their sympathisers.

COAS said that “as we consolidate gains of kinetic Operations in FATA, our emphasis is on rooting out all their sleeper cells and a network of facilitators from FATA and across rest of the country”.

COAS reiterated that our operations will continue across the board without any discrimination and Pakistan will not allow any terrorist to use its soil for terrorism against any other country.

COAS reviewed new deployments and structures being made to improve border management and directed stringent measures to check all cross border movement indiscriminately, in coordination with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan. 

Earlier on arrival at Kurram, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman, Corps Commander Peshawar.