US, Pakistan review operation against Taliban
Senior American and Pakistani officials reviewed the ongoing military operation against militants in North Waziristan during a visit to the State Department by a top official representing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
According to the Dawn, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns reviewed Pakistan's commitment to targeting all Taliban militants, including those of the Haqqani network.
Washington was urged to support the operation even after pullout from Afghanistan.
Fatemi assured the Americans that the military was targeting all Taliban militants, "irrespective of their nationality, ethnicity or group affiliation".
Fatemi later told media that Operation Zarb-i-Azb involved more than 175,000 troops and such a huge operation could not be launched quietly.
Fatemi, who arrived in Washington on Saturday, is on a week-long visit to the United States.
(Posted on 24-07-2014)