carpet bombing


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carpet bombing

n
(Military) systematic intensive bombing of an area

carpet bombing

The progressive distribution of a mass bomb load upon an area defined by designated boundaries, in such manner as to inflict damage to all portions thereof.
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Noun1.carpet bombing - an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
bombing, bombardment - an attack by dropping bombs
Translations

carpet bombing

nbombardamento a tappeto
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That is why, if there is any positive role of the international coalition in defeating Daesh in Syria, it is only that it did not manage to destroy other Syrian cities with its carpet bombing, like it did with Raqqa," the Ministry added, noting that the coalition allowed Daesh terrorists to leave the city of Raqqa and join other terrorists near Deir Ezzor as confirmed by the BBC.
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