Operation against Taliban a success, claim Pakistan authoritiesJanuary 2nd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan.2 (ANI): The NATO and US-led operation, against the Taliban has been a success.
Operation Daraghlam against the Taliban and criminals in the Khyber Agency achieved 80 percent of its target, the Daily Times quoted Khyber Political Agent Tariq Hayat Khan, as saying.
Worried by the regular attacks on NATO supply convoys in the region, NATO and US forces launched an offensive to root out the Taliban.
The Landikotal Highway, the main route used for supplying rations and ammunition to the allied forces in Afghanistan, will reopen for traffic in a day or two. It was shut due to the military operation. During the operation, the forces attacked the houses of criminals and their tribal facilitators. Search operations were also carried out and resulted in the recovery of weapons and stolen goods. Fourty-three wanted criminals were arrested by the authorities. (ANI)
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