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    Trilateral moot at GHQ stresses need to defeat Da’ish through joint operations

    Top military commanders from Pakistan, Afghanistan and United States have stressed upon the need to defeat Da’ish, also known as Islamic State (IS), through complementary efforts in respective areas of operations, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

    The Two Star level security meeting, held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Friday, led by DGMO Maj-Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Afghan DGMO Maj-Gen Habib Hesari and Resolute Support Mission’s Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) Maj-Gen Christopher Haas.The trilateral meeting was succeeded by a Two Star Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Meeting, in which both sides discussed measures for improving military-to-military coordination and cooperation.The trilateral meeting was succeeded by a Two Star Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Meeting, in which both sides discussed measures for improving military-to-military coordination and cooperation.

    Chaman incident, border control/management and measures to curb cross-border fire violations were also came under discussion.
    Both sides agreed to enhance frequency of bilateral interactions at multiple tiers through different command and staff channels to foster an environment of mutual respect, trust, cordiality and cooperation.
    On May 5, Afghan forces targeted Pakistani troops guarding a census team near Chaman border, leaving at least 12 people, including women, children and an FC man, dead and 47 others injured.

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