Kayani asks troops to ensure minimum collateral damage with precision strikes

May 13th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, May 13 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani has asked the security forces to ensure minimum loss of life of civilians in the Swat operation.

General Kayani instructed the Army to plan their movement tactfully with precision strikes, so that little collateral damage is done, The News reports.

In a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Kayani said management of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is as important as military operation in Swat and Malakand Divisions of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Meanwhile, for the first time in its history Pakistan Army has decided to donate part of its ration items of daily food to the thousands of displaced people.

Security forces have killed 751 militants so far and lost 29 of their men in operation Raah-e-Haq, which is underway in Swat and other parts of the Malakand division against the Taliban and other extremist groups. (ANI)

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