Pentagon boss all praise for Pakistan’s counterterror ops


ISLAMABAD: While appreciating Pakistan’s sacrifices in the global war against terrorism, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has acknowledged that the effects of Pakistan’s successful counterterrorism operations are opening up opportunities for regional peace.

Pakistan’s military launched a massive operation, codenamed Zarb-e-Azb, in mid-July, last year, against homegrown and foreign terrorists holed up in North Waziristan Agency. The operation was followed up with another terror purge in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in October that year.