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Located in Kabul, Afghanistan, CAPS is an independent, research centre that strives to conduct action-oriented research which will influence policy-makers. It works diligently towards building local capacity to produce conflict and threat assessments that will influence the safety and security of the people serving the governments, and international aid organizations.
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Jul 07, 2014
Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Can it ensure stability in Afghanistan-Pakistan region?

By: Hekmatullah Azamy, Research Analyst


Government of Pakistan, on 15 June 2014, launched operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) - a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban and a safe haven for the Haqqani Network and other foreign militants since 2001. Afghanistan hailed the operation and in the meantime stressed that any operation launched in NWA be targeted at all militant outfits including theHaqqani Network. There is concern that like previous military operations conducted by the Pakistani security forces, ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ will also be designed to targeted only those elements of the Pakistani Taliban that are fighting in Pakistan.


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