FATA Operations

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)

Soldier stands next to foreign Khariji militants captured in combat including four Saudis, one Libyan, one Afghani and a dead body in Mohmand Agency. 19 May 2008

Pakistani soldiers fire mortars toward militant positions inside a home abandoned by militants driven out by the advancing Pakistani army in Sabagai village in Bajaur. 28 November 2008

Pakistani soldier prays next to ammunition boxes of 130 mm artillery guns in Bajaur tribal region. 26 November 2008

Pakistani soldiers in combat with the Khariji militants.

Soldiers live, work and pray on their bases. The vast majority are devout. For them, this is not about a war on terror, this is about their country and its future.

Troops moving through a village taken only hours earlier talk to their commanders in a nearby compound.

<<<  >>>