Pak­istani com­man­dos

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Re­cently re­tired Pak­istani Gen. Eh­san ul-Haq, the for­mer No. 3 of­fi­cer in the mil­i­tary, said Pak­istan has in­creased both the num­bers and qual­ity of its com­mando forces in the war against Is­lamic ex­trem­ists.

The Pak­istan mil­i­tary’s Spe­cial Ser­vices Group num­bers more than 10,000 troops and is on the front line in fight­ing ter­ror­ists op­er­at­ing through­out the coun­try, es­pe­cially in re­mote border ar­eas.

“Th­ese are very, very pro­fes­sional forces, elite and highly trained,” Gen. Eh­san said dur­ing a meet­ing with re­porters and edi­tors of The Wash­ing­ton Times.

The gen­eral said the com­man­dos are ex­perts at what the Bri­tish once called “fron­tier war­fare.”

The com­man­dos were sup­ported by train­ing and equip­ment pro­vided by the U.S., he said.

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