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Pakistani troops have killed 1,000 Islamist militants in a huge offensive in the Bajaur tribal district over the last month, the army says.
It says that it will regain control of the region from Taleban and al-Qaeda militants within the next three months.
The army says that five top militants were among those killed in the Bajaur operation. The area is one of the most unstable of Pakistan's tribal areas.
1,797 killed, 160 POW/MIA, 450 ex-POW/MIA
3,228 militants killed (Pakistan Insurgency)