Feb 2: Remembering the Martyrs of Operation Ganjal

After killing more than 195 enemy soldiers, the operation was completed in 72 hours. BLA

Sixteen Majeed Brigade Fidayeens (self-sacrificing unit) of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) eliminated around two hundred Pakistani soldiers in twin attacks at Panjgur and Noshki military bases. The BLA, in its statement, said that the sixteen Baloch freedom fighters (fidayeens) who participated in ‘Operation Ganjal’ battled bravely against the SSG commandos, gunship helicopters, military drones and heavily armed Pakistan Army soldiers for around 72 hours (3 days).

آپریشن گنجال کے شہداء کو خراج تحسین

The Pakistan Army could secure its Frontier Corps (FC) military bases at Panjgur and Noshki from sixteen Baloch Fidayeen Sarmachars only after heavy losses, both the lives of its soldiers and a big loss of face.

“More than 90 enemy personnel (Pakistani soldiers), including approximately 55 personnel of Frontier Corps, 18 SSG Commandos and 7 Elite Commandos were killed in Noshki, whereas at least 105 enemy personnel (Pakistani soldiers) were neutralized in Panjgur. This includes 85 personnel of Frontier Corps and 20 SSG Commandos. During the battle a military drone was shot, whereas a helicopter was also targeted,” said Jeeyand Baloch, Spokesperson Baloch Liberation Army (BLA).

Operation Ganjal

BLA’s Operation Ganjal began at 8 PM (local time) on February 2, 2022 with sixteen highly trained Fidayeens (self-sacrificing unit) of its Majeed Brigade simultaneously attacking the Frontier Corps (FC) military bases in Noshki and Panjgur in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan (POB). Nine BLA Fidayeens were involved in the Noshki attack, whereas seven Fidayeens took part in the Panjgur attack. These Fidayeens took control of Noshki and Panjgur Pakistan Army camps and eliminated more than 195 Pakistani personnel and injured several more. Three Pakistan Army officers were also killed.

“Operation Ganjal is named after martyr Ganjal alias Comrade Mazar of Lyari Karachi. Ganjal, commander of BLA in Kalat region, was also a Fidayeen. He was not only to take part in Noshki and Panjgur operations but was also nominated as its operational commander. However, on the 24th September 2021 he along with five Baloch freedom fighters embraced martyrdom while defending the organization’s camp in Kalat,” explained Jeeyand Baloch.

BLA further added in its statement that the main objective of Operation Ganjal was not only to show the occupying Pakistani state, but also to the entire world the military capabilities of the Baloch resistance movement. “This operation confirms the fact that Baloch youth can go to any extent to achieve Balochistan’s national liberation. Baloch freedom movement is a homegrown movement, and its power sources lie within Baloch public. All Baloch Fidayeens involved in Operation Ganjal were educated Baloch youth who were born in Balochistan and were following the philosophy of General Aslam Baloch who died defending the motherland. It should now be clear that this freedom movement cannot be weakened by any changes in the neighboring countries or by being labeled as a proxy movement,” detailed the BLA statement.

Jeeyand Baloch further added that Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) values human lives and “…we do not find happiness in ending any life. If Pakistan, instead of bloodshed and carnage, opts for peace then we in the presence of an international guarantor invite Pakistan to the negotiation table. We are ready for negotiations on agendas of secure withdrawal of Pakistani forces from Balochistan and complete independence of our motherland.”

“However, if the Pakistani military is hell-bent on violence then we warn it with clear words that our next attacks will be much harsher and we will go to any extent to defend our homeland. We have the full capability of taking this war to any part of Pakistan,” added Jeeyand Baloch, Spokesperson Baloch Liberation Army (BLA).

“We also want to tell the people of Punjab that you should not let the military generals use your children as cannon fodder in their wars. Pressurize your military to withdraw. Your military, in order to strengthen its occupation of Balochistan, is involved in Bangladesh style crimes including Baloch genocide, rape and plundering of Baloch resources. We also once again warn China to refrain from aiding Pakistan in looting Baloch resources and strengthening occupation of our motherland or else their interests will once again be at our target,” reads the BLA statement without mincing words.

Battle of Noshki

Operation Ganjal started at 8 PM (local time) on February 2, 2022 when two different units of BLA Majeed Brigade targeted Nushki and Panjgur headquarters of Pakistani Frontier Corps (FC) simultaneously. The attack started when Fidayeen Meerain Jamaldani (alias Zagrain of Nushki) detonated his vehicle-borne improvised explosive device at the gates of Nushki camp. This blast killed all Pakistani troops stationed at the entrance of the camp. Later under the leadership of Unit Commander Fidayeen Badil Baloch (alias Riyasat of Hoshaab), the remaining Fidayeens entered the enemy camp. These Fidayeens included Aziz Zehri (alias Barag of Khuzdar), Aneel Baloch (alias Balaach of Dasht Turbat), Muraad Aajo (alias Baba of Panjgur), Yasir Noor (alias Saif of Alandor Bulaida), Ibraheem Baloch (alias Kabeer of Gichk), Deedag Bahar (alias Rauf of Shapuk Turbat) and Bilal Baloch (alias Wahid) of Tejaban Kech.

The BLA Fidayeens (self-sacrificing unit) in Noshki killed 90 Pakistani soldiers, including two officers and destroyed a major part of Pakistan’s military camp. Dozens of Pakistani personnel were also injured.

Battle of Panjgur

At the same time on February 2, 2022 another self-sacrificing unit of BLA attacked the Panjgur military base of Pakistan Army. Just like the Noshki attack, the BLA Fidayeen Jamal Baloch (alias Chacha of Turbat) detonated his VBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) at the main entrance of Frontier Corp military camp in Panjgur. The blast destroyed the front part of the camp and killed all Pakistani soldiers present at the entrance.

BLA Unit Commander Hamid Raheem (alias Zubair of Chitkan Panjgur), Fidayeen Sami Sameer (alias Shoaib of Panjgur), Iliyas Baloch (alias Qadir of Gramkan Panjgur), Asad Wahag (alias Sabzo of Keelkor), Nasir Imam (alias Hamal of Parom) and Zameer Baloch (alias Faraz of Dandaar Hoshaap) entered inside the Panjgur base camp. The remaining Pakistani personnel, instead of facing the Baloch Fidayeens, fled the camp.

“The objective of the Panjgur unit was to take control of the enemy’s camp for maximum time possible. After the enemy’s escape Baloch Fidayeens took control of the whole camp. Pakistani forces used its ground troops, including Special Services Group (SSG) Commandos and even gunship helicopters to take back control of the camp. The enemy forces with the SSG Commandos, armored vehicles and gunship helicopters made five large attempts to gain control. However, the BLA Fidayeens repulsed each and every attack and inflicted heavy losses upon the enemy. For 72 hours the Fidayeens managed to successfully defend their positions while fighting against elite Pakistani military units. After ground attempts were a failure, Pakistani gunship helicopters started heavy bombardment on the positions of BLA Fidayeens and after a long heroic resistance all Fidayeens embraced martyrdom,” Jeeyand Baloch, BLA Spokesperson gave a detailed account of the Panjgur attack and the fight back by Majeed Brigade Fidayeens.

BRAS (Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar) the umbrella organization of different Baloch revolutionary groups had extended full support to Operation Ganjal. “This major, complex and strong attack not only shows the extent to which Baloch nation can go for its independence, but also highlights the importance and benefits of united and consolidated power of resistance,” BLA said in its statement.

BLA rejects ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations) lies

BLA rejected ISPR statements in toto. “We consider it as a bundle of lies. The Pakistani military is hiding its dead bodies due to internal pressure and embarrassment it has suffered on international platforms,” BLA said confidently.

The sixteen BLA Majeed Brigade Fidayeens brought down the Pakistan Army to its knees and these 72 hour Battle of Panjgur and Battle of Noshki will go remembered by generations to come. BLA resisted a much powerful military and valiantly fought the longest battle in modern Balochistan history. “Baloch nation, history and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) will never forget the ultimate sacrifices of these valiant Fidayeens. A new dawn will emerge from the sacrifices of martyrs and Baloch national emancipation will soon become a reality,” announced Jeeyand Baloch.

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