GALLERY

Buner Operation


And when they are told, "Do not spread corruption on earth," they answer, "We are but improving things!". Oh, verily, it is they, they who are spreading corruption but they perceive it not?. Al-Baqarah 11-12

Hazrat Ali (RA) narrated as follows: "I heard the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) as saying that as the Day of Qiyamah approaches there will appear a group of youths with a low mental capacity and understanding, apparently they will talk of good but their Imaan will not go beyond their throat and they will leave the true Deen like an arrow leaves the prey. Wherever you find them, you should make Jihad with them. (Bukhari Shareef, pp/1024)

After a peace deal was enforced in Swat in April 2009, the Khariji-Takfiri TTP militants crossed into its adjacent Buner district, the police and local people confronted them with their armed lashkars but could not do for long. The TTP took over the district and soon started their old dirty tactics of terrorising, beheadings, kidnappings and harrassing the local population to implement their brand of Islam. On seeing their old usual ruthless and brutal behaviour the local administration and government pressurised the TTP to withdraw from the district, complying to the pressure the TTP put up an act of a fake withdrawal to show the media that they had withdrawn from the district. After realizing the deception of TTP apart from the fact that these TTP terrorists were funded from accross the border by anti-Pakistan elements, Pakistan Army started a desicive operation in the end of April 2009 to defeat the Khariji TTP. By mid of May 2009 Pak Army achieved successes and the TTP was on the run fleeing from the operation areas in garb of civil population by shaving their beards and cutting their hair.



Soldiers take positions in a fight with the Khariji Taliban in Buner district. 3 May 2009



Pak Army tank strikes a TTP position in Buner district. 3 May 2009



Pak Army tanks patrol in the Buner district during operation against the TTP. 3 May 2009



Pak Army tanks patrol in the Buner district in an offensive against TTP. 2 May 2009



Soldier fires 130mm artillery gun towards Khariji Taliban hideouts at Rustum near Buner during the operation. 29 April 2009



Pakistani gunners fire artillery rounds towards the hideouts of Taliban in the Rustam area near Buner. 29 April 2009



Pakistani gunners fire artillery rounds towards Taliban positions in the Rustam area near the Buner dstrict. 29 April 2009



Pak Army gunners get ready to strike Taliban hideouts. 29 April 2009



Pakistani gunners get ready to strike Taliban positions. 29 April 2009



Pakistani soldiers aim their 130mm Artillery guns towards Khariji Taliban positions in the opertion. 29 April 2009



Shells are seen in the foreground as Pakistani soldiers get ready to hit the Taliban hideouts. 29 April 2009



Pak Army soldiers patrol in Rustum area during Buner operation. 29 April 2009



SSG commandos make their way to Buner district from Rustum near Mardan. 29 April 2009



Troops on their way to Buner district at Rustum near Mardan. 29 April 2009



DG ISPR Maj. Gen Athar Abbas briefs the media about the recently launched military operation in Buner. 28 April 2009



Member of local tribal force inspect the body of a policeman who was killed during clashes between Taliban militants and
local tribal forces, Police and armed civilians had taken up positions to stop Taliban from moving into Buner district. 7 April 2009


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