Pakistan army acknowledged the slow progress is being made to suppress the Taliban
Pakistani army soldiers erected recoilless guns to attack the Taliban
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) terrain, land mines all over, with recalcitrant enemy, Pakistan army attack in South Waziristan Taliban forces action has been slow. Pakistan’s army said that this round of cleaning up offensive may be longer than expected.
According to Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao,” reported that 21 Pakistan army troops in fighting with the Taliban Kekai town, it is well-known Taliban leader Mehmet Mehsud suicide bombing trainer Hu Hussein’s hometown. It is understood that government forces once again won Kekai some parts of town, but also destroyed the home of Mehmet Sood.
Kekai town has a strategic value, which in addition to the home of the Taliban leader, but also the gateway to the town Sarah Rojas another halfway point.
an unnamed senior military officer said that in the overnight fighting in the region, seven militants were killed. Quite isolated in the region, all communications have been interrupted, to get the exact total number of deaths is almost impossible.
government forces in northwest Pakistan, officials acknowledged that the military dispatched fighter jets, attack helicopters and long-range artillery on Taliban town Kekai, Raha and Makin bombing, but the ground forces of progress or very slow.
one official said: “The duration of the war may be longer than the original estimate, where the rugged terrain of the march negative.”
another officer also expressed the same view: “the army into the enemy from multiple directions open area where about 10 kilometers, but hiking uphill and the road clearance is time.”
He added: “the time required for action, may longer than expected, very carefully before the army in line. “
crackdown began last Saturday, the military commander said that the operation about six to eight weeks in the winter come before the end.
in this Code “to save the road,” the military operations, Pakistan’s army deployed 30,000 troops on the ground to wipe out entrenched in Afghanistan’s South Waziristan border region of about 1 ten thousand Taliban.