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Operation Tight Screw

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War in North-West Pakistan
Part of the War on Terror
North Waziristan
 Pakistan Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Khalid Rabbani Hakimullah Mehsud 
15,000 - 20,000[1]

Operation Tight Screw is the codename given for a secretive joint military operation which the Pakistan military had claimed they were going to launch to tackle militants in the North Waziristan[2][3][4] that is part of the Pakistan's counter terrorism effort in the North-West of the country.


At combatant JS HQ, the military operation has long being planned in the North Waziristan agency but was delayed due to limited resources.[5] Terrorists chiefly belonging to TTP group moved to hideouts in North Waziristan agency after military operations were conducted in Kurram, Orakzai and South Waziristan regions adjacent to North Waziristan.[6][7]

See also[edit]

  • War in North-West Pakistan


  1. "Security forces clear most of FATA agencies from terrorists". The Lahore Times. Islamabad. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. "Pakistan, US agree on joint raids: WSJ". DailyTribune.com.PK. 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  3. "No to joint operation in NWA". Business Recorder.com. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  4. "Army denies joint operation in Waziristan". Daily Dawn. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  5. Nahal Toosi (26 October 2010). "Pakistan touts success in a corner of tribal belt". Bloomberg Businessweek. Kalaya: Bloomberg. Associated Press. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  6. Zeeshan Haider (12 December 2009). "Pakistan eyes new offensive after South Waziristan". Islamabad. Reuters. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  7. Asif Haroon Raja (10 November 2011). "America's irrational demands". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 26 October 2012.

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