Images have emerged speculating the locations of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror apparatus hit by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Balakot, Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Pakistan in today’s (26 February) early morning raid.
The targets in Balakot were struck by twelve Mirage 2000s of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in an operation which began at 3.30 am.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale revealed in a press briefing that India attacked JeM’s biggest terrorist training camp, where many more fedayeen attackers were being trained for future attacks on India.
Gokhale asserted that a large number of terrorists, commanders, trainers and those trained for fedayeen attacks, had been neutralised. He also revealed that the attack was being run by JeM supremo Masood Azhar’s brother-in-law Maulana Yusuf Azhar.
He clarified that this was a non-military strike, and that all steps had been taken to avoid civilian operation during the operation; the target was located in a forested area on top of a hill, away from any populated settlements.
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