Operation Tight Screw

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War in North-West Pakistan
Part of the War on Terror
Date 2012-present
Location North Waziristan
 Pakistan Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Pakistani Army.svg Khalid Rabbani Hakimullah Mehsud 
15,000 - 20,000[1]

Operation Tight Screw is the codename given for a secretive joint military operation which the Pakistan military had claimed they were going to launch to tackle militants in the North Waziristan[2][3][4] that is part of the Pakistan's counter terrorism effort in the North-West of the country.


At combatant JS HQ, the military operation has long being planned in the North Waziristan agency but was delayed due to limited resources.[5] Terrorists chiefly belonging to TTP group moved to hideouts in North Waziristan agency after military operations were conducted in Kurram, Orakzai and South Waziristan regions adjacent to North Waziristan.[6][7]







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  1. ^ "Security forces clear most of FATA agencies from terrorists". The Lahore Times. Islamabad. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pakistan, US agree on joint raids: WSJ". DailyTribune.com.PK. 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  3. ^ "No to joint operation in NWA". Business Recorder.com. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Army denies joint operation in Waziristan". Daily Dawn. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  5. ^ Nahal Toosi (26 October 2010). "Pakistan touts success in a corner of tribal belt". Bloomberg Businessweek. Kalaya: Bloomberg. Associated Press. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Zeeshan Haider (12 December 2009). "Pakistan eyes new offensive after South Waziristan". Islamabad. Reuters. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Asif Haroon Raja (10 November 2011). "America’s irrational demands". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 26 October 2012.