A group of Al-Qaida terrorists arrested by Pakistani servicemen at the attempt to cross the Afghan-Pakistani border escaped on Wednesday. Most of them were captured but 8 terrorists are still being searched, the Pakistani English-language newspaper Doon said. On December 19 156 Al-Qaida terrorists were escorted from Paracinar prison to Peshawar in two lorries and three buses. Near the village of Arawali /190 kilometres to the west of Peshawar/ 48 terrorists managed to disarm guards in one of the buses and escaped. As is known, local volunteer recruits who guarded the terrorists failed to overpower well-trained Arab mercenaries. According to the servicemen, the area of the terrorists' search is blockaded and they will be discovered soon. Military helicopters are also involved in the operation.
The Turkish army has completed preparations for operations in northern Syria and is awaiting orders to launch an invasion of four Syrian cities: Manbij, Tel Tamir, Ain Isa and Tel Rifat