Iraqi Defence Minister commends professionalism of Pakistani Armed Forces, efforts for regional peace

IBO, Security Forces kill TTP commander Nooristan in South Waziristan

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RAWALPINDI, Defence Minister of Iraq, Juma Enad Sadoon Khattab Al Jibori Friday lauded the professionalism of Pakistani Armed Forces and acknowledged their sacrifices in fight against terrorism.

The Iraqi Defence Minister who was on official visit to Pakistan, called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza here at Joint Staff Headquarters, said a statement of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Matters of bilateral professional interest and further strengthening of security and defence cooperation between the two countries were discussed during the meeting, it added.

Both sides also deliberated upon prevailing international and regional security environment.
Earlier, upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned out tri-services contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’ to the visiting dignitary.

Earlier ISPR also reported that The Security Forces on Friday, in an important intelligence based operation (IBO), killed most wanted terrorist commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Nooristan alias Hasan Baba.

The Security forces had conducted an IBO on terrorist hideout after confirmation of terrorists presence in Sharmangi, Tiarza area of South Wazirstan, said a statement of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“During exchange of fire a high value target, Terrorist commander ( TTP) Nooristan alias Hasan Baba killed,” the ISPR statement read.

The most sought and wanted killed Terrorist was improvised explosive device (IED) expert and master trainer who was involved in martyrdom of more than 50 security forces personnel since 2007, it added.

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