A total of 82 militants have been killed in the Valley so far this year, with two local Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Sopore. Lashkar’s commander Fayaz War was also included in the slain terrorists, after whose death all the top commanders of Lashkar in North Kashmir have been eliminated.
According to IG Vijay Kumar of Kashmir Zone, Jammu and Kashmir Police has killed 27 terrorists in the month of July alone this year. Out of which the terrorists killed in Warpora Sopore today – Commander Fayaz War and Shaheen Mowli are also included.
Of the 82 terrorists killed, 43 are linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba and the rest are from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al-Badr, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. On July 19, security forces killed Ishfaq Dar Abu Akram, the oldest Lashkar commander in South Kashmir, in Shopian.
Action being taken under Operation All Out Part 2
Ishfaq, a former policeman, had joined the terrorist organization in 2017 and was involved in many terrorist incidents in South Kashmir as well as recruiting and training new terrorists. Earlier on July 14, security forces killed Pakistani Lashkar commander Ejaz Abu Huraira in an encounter in Pulwama and two terrorists named Irfan and Bilal in Danmar area of Srinagar on July 16. Whose taluk belonged to the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK). But all this is being done under Operation All Out Part 2-, which is being run by the security forces.
In the meeting of the Unified Head Quarter (UHQ) chaired by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, the green signal was given to take the last strike against terror. In the new operation – the elimination of the top commander of the terrorists, a complete crackdown on infiltration on the borders, finding weapons and money coming from across the border and arresting all terrorist supporters inside the state and destroying the houses built in the houses. .
Due to this changed policy, Mehraj-U-Din Halwai, the highest commander of Hizbul in Handwara, was killed on 7 July, Lashkar’s Sopore commander Nadeem Abrar (29 June) along with his Pakistani comrade. Also, the house in which their hideouts were made was blown up with explosives.
Boys going on the path of terror are being stopped
Along with targeting the commanders, the security force is also working to stop the boys going on the path of terror under this new strategy. On July 20 itself, Anantnag police rescued 14 such misguided youths who were about to go on the path of terror.
The result of this double policy is that now the terrorists have lost their land in Kashmir. Neither any terrorist from across the border is successful in entering Kashmir, nor are the local youth joining them.
Due to this strategy in North Kashmir, now three out of four districts have become almost terror-free and now the four districts of South Kashmir – Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama – are still targeted by security forces where there are still some terrorist commanders left. .