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Pakistani armed forces in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the FATA

A Pakistani Air Force public affairs video employs dramatic music, combat footage, and briefings from Pakistani officers to describe operations against "miscreants" in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and in Khyber-Pakhtunkwha, including Mohmand, Bajaur, South Waziristan, and Dir.

A Pakistani Frontier Corps officer says insurgent staging areas in Kunar province in Afghanistan are the military's "main problem" in five of the agencies. He also cites "terrain" and "limited resources" as factors in the military's inability to wipe out the insurgency, while claiming that "in each agency we have declared as cleared, you will never see the militants coming back again" with the exception of "one-off strike[s]."

Despite this assertion, fighting is ongoing in several areas in which the Pakistani military has previously claimed victory, such as Mohmand.

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