artillery fire

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Noun1.artillery fire - fire delivered by artilleryartillery fire - fire delivered by artillery    
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
cannonade, drumfire - intense and continuous artillery fire
high-angle fire - fire from a cannon that is fired at an elevation greater than that for the maximum range
mortar fire - artillery fire delivered by a mortar
zone fire - artillery or mortar fire delivered in a constant direction at several quadrant elevations
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The investigator will encounter nothing less than a line of battle; there is no need of pickets, videttes, skirmishers, to give warning of our approach; our attacking lines will be visible, conspicuous, exposed to an artillery fire that will shave the ground the moment they break from cover, and for half the distance to a sheet of rifle bullets in which nothing can live.
At one time as we were climbing a slope absolutely exposed to artillery fire I asked her on purpose, being provoked by the way she looked about at the scenery, 'A little emotion, eh?
TOKYO, Aug 21 (KUNA) -- Japan on Friday expressed strong concern over North Korea's artillery fire toward South Korea and urged Pyongyang to refrain from provocative actions.
Artillery fire killed three people in the town of Horlivka and two in the rebel capital of Donetsk, the rebel mouthpiece Donetsk News Agency said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 69 ISIL terrorists were killed and injured in the Western province of al-Anbar by the Iraqi army's airstrikes and artillery fire.
Summary: Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which destroyed part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight.
The coalition has retaliated by declaring the whole of Saada province - a Houthi stronghold on the border - a military target and pounding it with air strikes and artillery fire.
A military spokesman said rebels opened artillery fire on forces from the government's National Guard at Shyrokyne, a village to the east of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov, despite a ceasefire agreed in Minsk, Belarus, in mid-February.
He admitted that there was exchange of rocket and artillery fire in some pockets of Yemen.
The difference is that usually air strikes are planned well in advance, while artillery fire missions tend to be carried out in support of the ground manoeuvre, mostly to provide immediate support to troops that came into contact with the enemy.
ARTILLERY fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk has killed at least 12 civilians as the fighting between pro-Russia R separatists and government troops intensifies.
NNA - AL SHARQ AL AWSAT: Lebanese army pursues armed militants and targets them with artillery fire and announces martyrdom of eight soldiers AL MOUSTAQBAL: Berri, Salam, Sleiman, Gemayel, Siniora, Geagea, and a political, spiritual, and media throng Hariri invites guests as entire Lebanon offers condolences to the Kingdom ANNAHAR: Official and political Lebanon in Riyadh for condolences Ras Baalbek's open front a cause for worry AL DIYAR: Why the delay in handing arms to LAF as long as the money is there and the commissions preserved?

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