Pakistani military commanders continue to insist there is no need for a military operation in North Waziristan as the military is already battling the Taliban and al Qaeda there. The latest claim comes from the commander of the Peshawar Corps. From SAMAA:
Core Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Asif Yasin, on Monday, ruled out rumors regarding a fresh offensive against terrorists, saying that an operation in North Waziristan is underway.
While speaking with journalists, he said that the army is targeting terrorists already. He further said that they have made a strategy to deal with the situation in case of the US army’s departure from Afghanistan.
More on that fictional stealth offensive in North Waziristan here. General Yasin technically could qualify as the winner of the Captain Louis Renault Award for December 2010, but since there is still a lot of time left, and the “North Waziristan Offensive” was the topic of the November 2010 award, we’ll pass. Also, someone at Pakistan Army General Headquarters really should decide if the offensive is underway, or ongoing, and get all of the generals on the same page.
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