heavy artillery


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heavy artillery

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It is a dead secret, a Drury Lane child's romance; but what an amount of heavy artillery will be brought to bear against it in this sad London of ours.
If a train of heavy artillery could have come up and commenced ball practice outside the window, it would have been all the same to him.
He was nothing more than a sort of a mountain howitzer, likely, because they had no heavy artillery in those days.
The cheap prices of its commodities are the heavy artillery with which it batters down all Chinese walls, with which it forces the barbarians' intensely obstinate hatred of foreigners to capitulate.
On Saturday, the Syrian army targeted the positions of "Jund al-Aqsa" terrorist group in Hama province with heavy artillery fire, in which dozens of the Takfiri militants lost their lives.
El KEF (TAP)- The National Army units carried out, Friday afternoon, until late at night, raids with heavy artillery on the mounts of Ouergha (governorate of El Kef).
The Israeli army used heavy artillery and explosions could be heard in Lebanese villages next to the occupied Lebanese territory, official news agency said.
NNA - The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) targeted from their posts in northern Bekaa with long-range heavy artillery the posts and movements of the vehicles of armed militants in the outskirts of Mortbiyeh facing the town of Fakiha towards Lebanese territories.
Saudi military sources also said that Houthi forces shelled several locations in Jazan and Najran this morning, while the Saudi army fired back with heavy artillery.
The fighting in Yemen intensified again during the last few days, with heavy artillery exchanges on several fronts and claims by Yemeni media that a Saudi fighter jet had been downed.
According to media reports, hideouts of militants were attacked through heavy artillery fire killing at least eight and injuring half a dozen in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency where KhyberOne Operation is underway against militants.
The meeting of the four leaders in Minsk, Belarus, led to the signing of a deal between Kiev authorities and the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics on a ceasefire and the pulling back of heavy artillery.