The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is using civilians as human shields among other tactics as its losses mount on the battlefield.
More than 28,000 militants have been killed in Pakistan in the past 15 years, discouraging militancy and improving the security situation, analysts say.
The focus of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' media machine has shifted significantly following the group's ongoing setbacks on the ground.
Displaced FATA residents are overjoyed to go home and resume their lives after security improved.
Security operations have severely weakened militant groups' ability to recruit new members and carry out massive attacks, the Pakistan Biannual Security Report indicates.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police opened a new special combat unit office outfitted with the latest technological equipment.
Military Operation Zarb-e-Azb and intelligence based operations have destroyed militants' networks and their ability to attack supplies headed for Afghanistan, experts say.
Authorities arrested 4 suspected ISIL terrorists in September.
After success in Peshawar and Mardan, the emergency service has been extended to other districts.
Stronger border security will curb illegal border-crossing and militancy, and improve bilateral relations, analysts say.