Sep 17, 6:39 AM EDT

Pakistan army says airstrikes kill 40 militants

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ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation begun in June.

The military said "precise" air strikes were carried out on Wednesday in Datta Khel, a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, and that ammunition depots were destroyed.

The military says it has killed more than 1,000 local and foreign militants since it launched the long-awaited offensive in North Waziristan on June 15. The region has long been home to local and foreign militants who carry out attacks in Pakistan and against NATO forces in Afghanistan.

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