The sneer quotes in the headline are, of course, from Reuters. This story shows that foreign “militants,” i.e., jihadists, are still training in that area.
WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani jet fighters and helicopter gunships pounded what the military called a terrorist training camp near the Afghan border on Thursday, killing at least 50 mostly foreign militants.
Witnesses said government troops clashed with tribesmen loyal to the militants well into the afternoon following the attack near Dila Khula, 25 km (15 miles) northeast of Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan tribal region.
“We have learned that 50 people are dead, mostly foreigners,” said a military spokesman, who asked not to be named.
“Investigations are going on, and there is a possibility that the number of casualties may increase.”
When asked to comment on local reports of heavy civilian casualties, he added, “They were all militants and if there were any locals they would have to be part of those militants.”