Love|Peace Pakistani forces have shown journalists the caves that served as the nerve centre of the Taliban and al-Qaeda, while sheltering Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second-in-command to Osama bin Laden.
“Al-Qaeda was there. They had occupied the ridges. There were 156 caves designed as a defensive complex,” said General Khan, head of the Frontier Corps responsible for Pakistan’s counter-insurgency campaign in the region. He said that his forces had killed 75 foreign and local militants and cleared a zone up to the Afghan border, and that the campaign against the insurgents was in its final stage. via London Times
While the insurgents have left the region for now, only military diligence will prevent their eventual return, when the pressure’s off.