Defense sources have claimed that in last last 12 months, Indian army has gunned down 9 out of 12 top terrorists in Kashmir. They added that only three top commanders are left and they might face the same fate, on any given moment.
In last one year or so, terrorists launched several attacks on civilians and security personnel, which eventually led to their alienation with locals. Terrorists in Kashmir have targeted people like Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz Parray and several other defence personnel while they were on leave.
Army sources said killing people and spreading videos on social media has worked against them [terrorists] as the locals do not want their state to be turned into an ISIS-like territory.
In last ten months, the army and other forces have gunned down a total of 234 terrorists.
The influence zone of the terrorists has now reduced to only 100 square kilometre in and around Srinagar, including areas such as Kulgam, Budgam and Shopian, sources said. They added that if one looks at places like Bandipura, Sopore and Baramulla, the influence and support for terrorists has almost vanished.