Skip to comments.Pakistan jets strike insurgents in full-scale offensive
Posted on 06/16/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a full-scale military operation to flush Islamist insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.
In a long-awaited military operation precipitated by a deadly insurgent attack on Pakistan's biggest airport a week ago, Pakistan has deployed troops, artillery and helicopter gunships to fight insurgents in North Waziristan.
The Taliban and their ethnic Uzbek allies holed up in North Waziristan have both claimed responsibility for the June 8 commando-style attack on Karachi airport, which was seen as a strategic turning point in how Pakistan tackles the insurgency. The army said combat aircraft destroyed six hideouts in the Shawal sector of North Waziristan, home to some of Pakistan's most feared militants and al Qaeda commanders, early on Monday.
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Also the chickens are coming back to roost. For decades Pakistan has fed the islamic extremism that is found in the Taliban, and financed a ton of madrassahs at home, which graduate young people with no skill except for reciting the Koran. They didn’t expect that stuff to be turned against them. It couldn’t have happened to nicer people.
financed a ton of madrassahs at home,
That money came from the gulf arabs. they finance the jihadis in syria and iraq as well.
They are just chasing them back across the border into Afghanistan where they will be safe once Obama withdraws all the troops.
Punjabi pakis are just doing ethnic cleansing.
Heh, good luck with that.
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