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Yusuf Azhar, brother-in-law of Masood Azhar, and many more top JeM terrorists believed to be killed, key ammunition dump destroyed

Reportedly, nearly 250 terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad, trainers, senior commanders,  and other operatives have been killed in the air strikes by India.

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On Tuesday early morning, the Indian Air Force conducted a ‘non-military pre-emptive strikes’ against the biggest Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist camp in Balakot to counter multiple potential fidayeen attacks.

The Government of India in a press statement declared that Indian Air Force had conducted airstrikes based on credible intelligence that Jaish-e-Mohammed was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country and Fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose. Reportedly, nearly 250 terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad, trainers, senior commander,  and other operatives have been eliminated.

Meanwhile, based on intelligence sources, ANI has released photographs of the annihilated site at Balakot, where Jaish-e-Mohammad was running a terror camp.

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According to the ANI reports, the intelligence sources suggest that an ammunition dump which had more than 200 AK rifles, uncountable rounds, hand grenades, explosives and detonators has also been destroyed.


Image Source: ANI

The Indian Air Force had targetted key Jaish e Mohammed operatives. Reportedly, in the strike that took place on a hilltop in a forested location, Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother-in-law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar has been killed. Yousuf Azhar was one of the terrorists who had hijacked the Indian Airline flight IC-814 to Kandahar in 1999. India had to release JeM chief Masood Azhar in exchange for the passengers who were onboard the Indian aircraft.

Ibrahim Azhar(L)- the elder brother of Masood Azhar who was also involved in the IC-814 hijacking and Mufti Azhar Khan Kashmiri, head of Kashmir operations (R)/ ANI

Maulana Ammar, associated with Afghanistan and Kashmir ops and Maulana Talha Saif, brother of Maulana Masood Azhar and head of the preparation wing have also been killed in the air strikes.

Maulana Ammar (L) Maulana Talha Saif (R) Image Source: ANI

The reports further suggest that the operation was an intelligence-based counter-terror strike and not a military action for the sake of war. Reportedly, the air strikes have resulted in the demolition of entire terror set up in the suicide bombing training center in Balakot and over 300 terrorists have been eliminated.

In the photographs, it is also clearly visible that flags of USA, UK, and Israel have been painted on staircases inside Jaish e Mohammed facility in Balakot.

Flags of USA, UK and Israel Image Source: ANI

In an operation in the early hours of the day at 3.30 a.m, the IAF jets had pounded terror camps Balakot, Muzaffarabad, and Chakhoti in the well-planned strike involving a fleet of IAF jets. Nearly 200-300 casualties on the side of Pakistan have been reported.

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