Army announces completion of Operation Khyber-4

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DG Major General Asif Ghafoor, while speaking at a private TV channel show, said that media's assistance is essential in building the national narrative against the ideas propagated by hostile forces in the country.

"As many as 52 terrorists were killed, 31 were injured while four surrendered before the Army in Rajgal and Shawwal during the operation", he added.

There is no organised terrorist's infrastructure in Pakistan, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Pakistan Army announced on Monday the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4, saying ground objectives in Rajgal and Shawal valleys had been achieved.

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During the operation, two soldiers were martyred and 15 were injured.

"We have the confidence that they [militants] cannot have a resurgence", said DG ISPR. He said ninety-one posts have been established in Rajgal area and the clearance operation is in progress in Khyber Valley.

Major Gen Ghafoor said that the security forces have also defused hundreds of landmines during "one of the most hard operations". He said Fata Reforms are imperative for development of the area.

On July 16, army launched the major ground offensive in one of the last two remaining pockets in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan as part of Pakistan's ongoing efforts to establish state writ in the region and also deny Da'ish any space in the country.

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Ghafoor says no organized terrorist network now exists in Pakistan because of such military operations.

The director general ISPR said that whosoever wants the Dawn Leaks report be made public, he should request to the government. He said that the Operation Zarb-e-Azb was conducted in North Waziristan against all terror organizations without any discrimination.

"Masses have the right to know the facts" Major General Asif Ghafoor said.

General Ghafoor ruled out a civil-military stan-doff, saying any possible difference of opinion should not be labelled as a rift between the two.

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