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Pakistani military claims 910 terrorists killed in Waziristan offensive

The Pakistani military announced Wednesday that it has killed 910 suspected militants during a combined ground offensive and airstrike operation targeting the Taliban in the North Waziristan area.
By JC Finley   |   Sept. 3, 2014 at 2:54 PM   |   Comments

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ISLAMABAD, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Pakistani military announced Wednesday that it has killed 910 suspected militants during a counterterrorism operation in North Waziristan that began in June.

Wednesday's update comes after a summer-long military operation that involved both a ground offensive and airstrike operation undertaken with the objective to "finish off" the Taliban "once and for all."

Since June, "security forces have cleared major towns of Miranshah, Mirali, Datta Khel, Boya and Degan, which were considered strong holds of terrorists," the military reported Wednesday. The intelligence-led counterterrorism operations resulted in the recovery and destruction of 27 Improvised Explosive Device factories and "Huge cache of arms and ammunition, communication equipment, and other logistics facilities, used by Terrorists."

The military noted that 82 soldiers were killed and another 269 injured in the offensive.

It is unclear how many civilians were killed.

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