Tribal elders of North Waziristan assured their support to Operation Zarb-e-Azb, according to a statement released by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa on Saturday.
“Many tribal elders from around Miranshah, Mir Ali, Datta Khel assure support to army op,” Bajwa tweeted on his official Twitter account.
He said that the tribesmen have assured the army that they would not let the militant to return to the area.
Earlier on Saturday, gunship helicopters pounded suspected terrorist hideouts in Khyber Agency and North Wazirista, killing 30 militants and injuring five others.
On Friday 12 militants, local and foreign, were killed in the outskirts of Miranshah in an intergated operation by gunship helicopters, snipers and artillery. Three militant hideouts were also destroyed along with a huge cache of arms and explosives.