‘Zarb-e-Azb has reduced militants’ ability to use Pakistani soil’

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WASHINGTON – A top US military commander has lauded the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb military operation in Pakistan, saying it has reduced militants’ ability to use the country’s territory for terrorist activities.

“The military operation being carried out by the Pakistan Army in the tribal region is critical to defeating terrorism,” Commander-designate US and coalition forces in Afghanistan – Lt Gen John Nicholson – said in a written response to a question by the US Senate Armed Services Committee