Speaking on condition of anonymity, official says Washington is trying to broker ceasefire between Ankara and the Kurds
Military statement claims 23 militants killed in airstrikes on terrorist hideouts.
Five Pakistani soldiers and 11 militants killed on Tuesday, while another 35 killed on Wednesday in early morning airstrikes in Shawal.
Locals claim all Uzbeks fled North Waziristan as soon as government announced Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
Jets continue bombardment of militant hideouts.
New Delhi’s new defense minister says national security is a priority issue for BJP-led government.