It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Senior al-Qaeda operative dead'
Locals return home as the army operation ends
A senior al-Qaeda figure has been killed in the latest Pakistani offensive against militants near the Afghan border, the army has said.
A military spokesman identified the dead man as "Mr Abdullah", who, he said, was an intelligence chief.
There was no other information about him, Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan said.
Pakistan says it will continue operations to clear suspected foreign militants from villages along the Afghan border.
The army said it had dismantled a "terrorist structure" in a prolonged operation in the South Waziristan tribal area that ended on Sunday.
It was aimed against al-Qaeda and Taleban members and tribesmen sheltering them.
Pakistan says 46 soldiers have died so far in nearly two weeks of fighting, as well as 63 opposition fighters. Another 163 have been arrested.