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The Pakistani military has claimed it killed more than 170 "terrorists" in a series of "precise strikes" in North Waziristan. The military claims no civilians were killed, and said most of those killed were "Uzbeks" or members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.
Pakistan launches 'comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists' in North WaziristanOperation Zarb-e-Azb appears to be aimed at the "bad Taliban" and foreign terror groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. It is unlikely the Haqqani Network or the Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group will be targeted.
The US ended its self-imposed, six-month-long moratorium on drone strikes in Pakistan when it launched two attacks on June 11-12 in North Waziristan. A senior Haqqani Network commander and two top Afghan Taliban leaders are reported to have been killed in the strikes.